Old-growth forest conservation on Vancouver Island
Clayoquot Sound continues to be at the forefront of old-growth forest conservation efforts on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, if not in North America as a whole. The way for environmental organisations is to support enacting First Nations’ land-use planning initiatives into law.
This would also lead to special protection for sacred trees. For example, the Hupacasath First Nation (one of the Nuu-chah-nulth tribes) has a land-use plan that includes increased protection for the old-growth redcedars (Thuja plicata), yellow-cedars (Callitropsis nootkatensis) and the ecosystems they support.