On our way from Lake Cowichan to Port Renfrew, we passed the protestors at Fairy Creek. “In August 2020, a blockade was set up near the Fairy Creek Watershed after it was discovered that Teal-Jones, a privately owned timber harvesting and primary lumber product manufacturing company, was building roads in the area. Since then, the Fairy Creek movement has been on track to become the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history based on the number of arrests — over 800,” writes The Concordian in an article about a Fairy Creek protest that took place in Montreal. According to the Ancient Forest Alliance website, only 2.7 percent of B.C.’s old-growth is still standing, and 75 percent of that is slated to be logged in the coming years.
Credits and References: I took the first five photos in this post. The first and third were from our campsite at China Beach Campground, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. The second photo is of the Harris Creek Sitka Spruce Tree on the Pacific Marine Road between Lake Cowichan and Port Renfrew. The fourth photo was taken on China Beach. The arbutus tree is in East Sooke Regional Park. “Lone Tree in Fairy Lake” by Public Domain Pictures. Creative Commons.