During the period when the writ of the election is issued, the BC government will continue to accept and consider feedback and comments from the public on topics that are open for comment on an ongoing basis.  However to ensure strict adherence with the BC Elections Act, communications back to the public will only be done for items that are statutory in nature or necessary for the health and safety of British Columbians.

The writ of election is issued on April 11, 2017, the start of the provincial election period, until May 31, 2017.

During this time please contact Service BC for assistance.


The purpose of this blog to provide information about the Great Bear Rainforest and also to provide an opportunity for you to interact and share stories.




This blog will be updated regularly with events, stories and experiences of those involved in various capacities with the rainforest. We also welcome you to be a guest blogger and share your story by emailing us your idea or pitch for a blog post.

So come back often, and please join the discussion below:

Long and winding road led to Great Bear Rainforest agreements

Posted on January 13, 2017

By Rory Annett When the B.C. government started the land use planning processes for what used to be called the North Coast and Central South Coast planning areas in the late 1990’s, it... Read More

Lessons from the Great Bear Rainforest

Posted on November 18, 2016

By Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Since February, organizations from around the world have been celebrating the historic agreements reached to... Read More

Common Ground Found in Great Bear

Posted on November 4, 2016

By Ric Slaco and Valerie Langer The first time we met - on a blockade at Clayoquot Sound in 1988 - we had a vigorous discussion about old growth forests. Very vigorous. Valerie was a young... Read More