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Great Bear Rainforest :: Photo Essay :: 14

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Rain Coast

The thick clouds and gentle soaking drizzle give the appearance of nightfall, yet it is only 3 or 4 pm mid-summer. The Great Bear Rainforest and the west side of Vancouver Island are the wettest places in North America in terms of rainfall. The record was set at Henderson Lake on Vancouver Island where in 1997, 9.5 meters of rain (over 31 feet) fell throughout the course of the year.

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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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