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Torrance Coste

Torrance Coste was born and raised on Vancouver Island in constant contact with nature, and developed strong environmentalist values at a young age. He pursued this passion into post-secondary education, and earned a degree in Geography from the University of Victoria in 2010. Torrance is constantly analyzing and critiquing resource policy, and envisions a world beyond unsustainable extraction-based economies. Torrance serves as a campaigner and spokesperson for the Wilderness Committee, and in his spare time can be found on the hiking trails and secret swimming spots on the Island.

Vancouver Island’s remaining old-growth a disappearing treasure

If unsustainable forest practices continue in BC, we risk losing some of the last ancient wonders in our own backyard.

Contrasts in the Walbran Valley and the need for forest policy reform in BC

 “I don’t think I’ve ever been this wet and happy.” These words, spoken by a young student-filmmaker from New York, are easily understood by any who’ve spent an afternoon downpour in the coastal...