About Us

The Watershed Forest Alliance, formed in Port Alberni in 2011, is focused on saving the last of the areas identified by government scientists as high conservation old growth habitats on Island Timberlands private lands.  Of the original 2400 hectares identified as high conservation areas  — approximately 1% of Island Timberlands holdings in the Alberni Valley – it is estimated that less than 900 hectares remain and logging continues as of summer 2014.

Key areas include McLaughlin Ridge in  the China Creek watershed, the source of Port Alberni’s drinking water; Mt Horne adjacent to Cathedral Grove; and Katlin in the Beaufort Range.

The Watershed Forest Alliance works closely with other organizations working to save significant old growth areas on Island Timberland’s private lands by engaging in education and action.