What are old-growth hot spots?


BC’s remaining old-growth forests are scattered across the province. Some of these are considered by biologists, conservationists, First Nations, recreationalists, and businesses to be of critical conservation significance. These are old-growth “hotspots.”

There are several examples of essential hotspots on Vancouver Island, including the Central Walbran, the Nahmint Valley (near Port Alberni), Edinburgh Mountain (near Port Renfrew - the site of Big Lonely Doug), and Schmidt Creek (North of Seyward on the northeast side of the island).

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