The coastal temperate rainforests of the Pacific coast contain more living matter (biomass) than any other ecosystem on earth. For example, scientists have calculated that a single acre of ancient rainforest here supports four times the amount of living matter by weight than an acre of the most productive tropical rainforest.
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:: UPDATE 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.
:: SIGN OF LIFE 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.