Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network works in co-operation with other organizations and individuals who are campaigning for the protection of forest ecosystems in this region.
In addition to our field work, canvassing, outreach and media campaigning, we work to bring individuals and organizations together to build coalitions, share information and skills, and build a broad base of support for the campaigns chosen by our members and partners.
VIC FAN's work in the field enhances and supports the work being done to protect these forests by surveying the lands on the ground, identifying species and risk and compiling scientific data and public testimonials.
VIC FAN volunteers make regular excursions in and around the proposed subdivision lands to assess the progress of work being done and to document the impacts occurring to the land.
Our goal is not only to provide logistical support and information to those opposing development in the area, but also to build a picture of the forest ecology in this region, so as to create a sense of connection to this land and share with others the joy of learning about the natural world around us.
If you share a connection to and love of this forest land, know of sensitive areas you'd like to see surveyed and assessed, or just want to share your thoughts, opinions and feelings about this area, please send us an email at moc.liamg|noitcatserof#moc.liamg|noitcatserof, or participate in our online discussion forum.
VIC FAN's work is driven by the needs and demands of the people most closely connected to the land. Your advice, opinions and suggestions are how we determine where to conduct our research.
Please consider supporting the work we do with a donation. At this time we are completely volunteer driven, and funds for the program go towards outfitting our field camps and excursions and transporting volunteers into the field. We would also like to be able to provide compensation to scientists, First Nations elders and other local experts who take time to join us on these expeditions and help us with our work.
Volunteers are also welcome to join us, regardless of your level of ecological knowledge. A love of the land is essential.