Breaking: 2nd Fairy Creek Blockade Established

by BC Blackout

August 17, 2020 — Grassroots forest defenders from across Vancouver Island have successfully prevented Teal Jones Group from blasting logging roads into the unlogged headwaters of the Fairy Creek watershed for the past week.

On Monday August 10th, a blockade was established where the new roads were about to crest a ridge into the west side of the watershed.The blockaders successfully turned away the road builders early that morning. Teal Jones removed their road building equipment on Tuesday August 11th, and the blockade has remained in place continuously since then.

This morning, a second blockade has been established just to the east of the Fairy Creek watershed, preventing Teal Jones from building roads which have been approved for construction into that side of the unlogged valley, located on unceded Pacheedaht Territory.

This new blockade also obstructs old growth logging already in progress east of Fairy Creek. This stretch of ancient forest is contiguous with the intact old growth forest within the Fairy Creek watershed, but would be severed if the logging is allowed to continue.

A massive, ancient cedar recently felled by Teal Jones in one of the old growth cut blocks now being blockaded:


“If anyone has ever felt called in their heart to take a stand for old growth forests, we invite them to join us here in Premier John Horgan’s own electoral riding: at our first blockade, or at this new, more easily accessible second blockade,” stated one of the forest defenders, who are demanding an end to old growth logging on so-called Vancouver Island.


1. From the T intersection of Deering Rd & Pacific Marine Rd in Port Renfrew, go east on Pacific Marine for 8.4 km.

2. Turn left onto Granite Main, proceed 6.7 km until a big fork in the road. This is the site of blockade #2. Just down the left fork is a bridge over Renfrew Creek.

The radio channel posted for Granite Main is 158.190 mhz.

Signage indicates that the contractor doing the logging here is Mount Sicker.

Google maps link for site of blockade #2:

48°38’11.1″N 124°17’25.0″W

Posted in Announcements, Direct Action, Encampments and Occupations, Forest Defense, Infrastructure, International Eco-Defense, Land Defense, Lockdowns and Blockades, North America, Roads, Uncategorized and tagged .


  1. I am a Port Renfrew resident and business owner who runs remote Renfrew Riverside retreat. Situated between two arms of the San Juan River close to the San Juan River Estuary Ecological Reserve. Just below the headwaters of fairy Creek. We are extremely concerned about what is happening in this area and are grateful for the forest Defenders

  2. I would be interested in visiting the blockade, participating and bringing some necessary supplies. I am not wealthy but would like to help in a practical way.

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