Terrain.org editor Simmons Buntin blogs the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment conference in Victoria, BC:
Second-growth red cedar on the way to Walbran Valley, a four-hour drive from Victoria.
Though last night’s banquet pretty much closed out the ASLE conference, a couple post-conference field trips were held today, including a 12-hour trek, by schoolbus no less, to the Walbran Valley to view Canada’s oldest old growth forests.
Our excursion was led by representatives of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, a nonprofit environmental organization working hard to save British Columbia’s last remaining old growth forests, as well as to promote sustainable logging. Look for a photo essay from Joan and Rick Maloof on the work of the Wilderness Committee on Vancouver Island in the next issue of Terrain.org.