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Great Bear Rainforest :: Photo Essay :: 10

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Teachings of the elders

Nestled deep within the coastal mountains of British Columbia the Kitlope is acclaimed as the largest tract of ancient temperate rainforest on earth. Here an elder from the Haisla-Henaaksiala First Nation was kind enough to share some wisdom from his experiences in life. Using a fern frond from the forests alongside Kitlope Lake, he demonstrated the importance of maintaining “center focus” in order to carry one’s self in a balanced way through life.

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Historic Accord Protects B.C. Forests
First Nations are gaining more control over their traditional lands while considerations of sustainability are becoming central to forestry planning.

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Rainforest Logging Shutdown in BC
The British Columbia logging company MacMillan Bloedel announced January 8, 1997, that it is shutting down its logging operations in the Clayoquot Sound rainforest, BC.



Tim Ennis Flickr icon Photographer Tim Ennis is Director of Land Stewardship, BC Region, for the Nature Conservancy of Canada, a non-profit group that protects biodiversity in Canada through various mechanisms, most notably including direct land purchases. Several of the images here are taken of NCC lands.

Communicating the beauty of this region and raising awareness are Tim's main goals with his photographs: "I hope to motivate people to help in whatever way they can to join in the preservation of biodiversity (and cultural diversity) here in British Columbia, or where ever home may be for you!"

See more of Tim's photos of the Great Bear Rainforest, and the rest of his amazing work on Flickr, and at the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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