Long and winding road led to Great Bear Rainforest agreements

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 quickly became apparent that this was a special region that would require a unique approach. The vast, majestic wilderness area we now … Continued

Lessons from the Great Bear Rainforest

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 protect the Great Bear Rainforest, a global ecological treasure covering 6.4 million hectares of B.C.’s north and central coast. The most recent accolades came earlier this week at a … Continued

Common Ground Found in Great Bear

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 literacy teacher blocking a logging road. Ric was a young professional forester for a major forest company in Clayoquot … Continued