Clayoquot Sound . . .
Protecting What We Love, Together!

It’s time for the Clayoquot Salmon Festival!

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Clayoquot Sound . . .
Protecting What We Love, Together!

It’s time for the Clayoquot Salmon Festival!

Friends of Clayoquot Sound Logo

Clayoquot Sound . . .
Protecting What We Love, Together!

It’s time for the Clayoquot Salmon Festival!

Our Campaigns

Founded in 1979, Friends of Clayoquot Sound (FOCS) has a 40+ year legacy of environmental justice education, community organizing, and direct action for the protection of the ancient ecosystems in Clayoquot Sound. Based in Tofino, we are peaceful, strategic, courageous advocates for culture, biodiversity, and conservation.

Indigenous Solidarity

Friends of Clayoquot Sound recognize the governance, laws, and jurisdiction of Indigenous Nations to be the highest of the land, air, and water, since time immemorial.

Ancient Rainforest Protection

Many of Clayoquot Sound’s intact valleys have not been logged yet. Since 1979, FOCS have led innovative organizing to protect this globally rare and irreplaceable ecosystem.

Defend Wild Salmon

In the 1980s fish farms began to threaten marine life including wild salmon stocks. Clayoquot Sound now has one of the highest densities of salmon feedlots on the BC coast.

Clayoquot Mining Ban

Imperial Metals is pushing for a copper mine 13 kilometres north of Tofino within unceded Ahousaht territory, and also a gold mine within unceded Tla-o-qui-aht territory.

Climate Action Now

Canada is the largest per capita public financer of fossil fuels. The recent Canadian Government purchase of the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline is fueling the climate crisis.

Earth Keepers Education

Earth Keepers develops community through artistic projects to strengthen environmental stewardship, youth leadership, artistic voice, innovation, and regional connectedness.

Latest Updates

Latest Facebook Post

"It's sad that we don't expect much from leadership anymore. It's sad we have to stand in the rain in the middle of a pandemic following an election, just to be heard. But here we are." - @hjalmerwenstob Hjalmer WenstobTla-o-qui-aht First Nation members of the Masso family gathered community to call on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take accountability for vacationing in Tofino within Tla-o-qui-aht territory instead of attending the first ever #TruthAndReconciliation Day. Justin Trudeau refused to meet with #Tlaoquiaht First Nation members and had his security pass along the message that it was his "personal #vacation time". The security promised to deliver to Trudeau a paper copy of @massotimmy Timmy Masso's statement, along with a package of handwritten letters from local elementary school students sharing their disappointment in the PM. The next day #Trudeau apologized.While JT vacationed in #Tofino, he led an active court challenge to deny #Indigenous children set to receive billions in compensation from #Canada. But yesterday in #Ottawa, a judge ruled that Indigenous children are entitled to government compensation as Canada "wilfully and recklessly" discriminated against them. The evidence of the PM's #racist approach to governance continues to accumulate, just like empty promises of #cleanwater infrastructure for Indigenous communities or pushing #pipelines without consent across unceded Indigenous territories, among many others. We stand in #solidarity with Indigenous people holding the PM and #colonial politicians accountable for the structural #racism they facilitate. Thanks to @justbeeing_ @friendsofclayoquotsound visual storyteller for the awesome video!#IndigenousLivesMatter #ReconciliationIsAVerb #CallsToAction #AntiRacism #LeadershipMatters #Canada ... See MoreSee Less
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About Us

Friends of Clayoquot Sound was established in Tofino in 1979, focusing on the logging activity on nearby Meares Island. Discover our History

Interactive Map

This map shows the Clayoqout Sound watershed, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Click to open a zoomable, interactive Google map with layers showing old growth, protected & unprotected areas, fish farms, potential mine sites, hiking & paddling routes, and more about Clayoquot Sound.

Clayoquot Sound watershed -- click to open interactive Google map

Thanks to volunteer Veronika Degmayr and her GIS skills for creating the map!

Take Action

Become a Donor

Your one-time or monthly gift helps us to protect the wilderness of Clayoquot Sound for future generations. Your support makes a difference!

 

DONATE

Join the Volunteer Team

We are a grassroots environmental group. The efforts of our tiny paid staff are amplified by the work of volunteers. There are many ways you can help out!

 

VOLUNTEER

Become a Donor

Your one-time or monthly gift helps us to protect the wilderness of Clayoquot Sound for future generations. Your support makes a difference!

 

DONATE

Join the Volunteer Team

We are a grassroots environmental group. The efforts of our tiny paid staff are amplified by the work of volunteers. There are many ways you can help out!

 

VOLUNTEER

Speak Out

Governments remember the massive protests that happened here in 1993, and they sit up and listen when people write in about Clayoquot. Please add your voice now and be part of saving Clayoquot Sound for future generations.

 

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