Old growth forests

Lungs of the world. Precious home to wildlife. Storer of carbon. Protecting old growth forests is protecting our way of life. Around the world, old growth forests are under attack by corporate interests and lax environmental rules. Not only does this threaten rare and endangered species, it threatens the entire planet’s ability to produce the oxygen we breathe and store carbon away from the atmosphere where it’s heating the globe at a rapid rate.

Founded as ForestEthics in 2000, Stand.earth was created to safeguard forests. Since then, we've protected 65 million acres—including the iconic Great Bear Rainforest—from unsustainable logging practices.

Now, as the climate warms, it's more important than ever to push governments and corporations from unsustainable exploitation of forests.

Immediate old growth logging ban

What we've accomplished


Latest Press Releases and Blogs

Grandfather Tree. Credit Aaron Yukich
08, Sep 2021
səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Territories (Vancouver, BC) — This week, the old growth...
Big, old growth tree standing next to a pile of logged trees in a cutblock
21, Aug 2021
Today’s Liberal Party election commitment comes as forest defenders in B.C. face escalating arrests, police violence
Ancient Forest near Prince George
28, Jul 2021
Stand.earth fully supports the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) in calling on the provincial government for immediate action and...