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Final Agreement Will Permanently Safeguard 85 Percent of Great Bear Rainforest

Today First Nations governments and the BC government, with the support of ForestEthics Solutions, Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC and five forestry companies, announced the fulfilment of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements. Eighty-five percent (3.1 million hectares) of the remote wilderness region’s coastal temperate rainforests are now permanently off-limits to industrial logging. The remaining 15 percent (550,000 hectares) of the forest will be subject to the most stringent commercial logging legal standards in North America. First Nations oversight of their lands has been strengthened and new community development opportunities negotiated as a result of the government-to-government implementation process. » Read More

posted by: RSP-Admin, February 1, 2016 at 8am


Great Bear Rainforest Progress Update: 1rst Anniversary of the Legal and Policy Framework

February 1, 2017 marks one year since the announcement of the Great Bear Rainforest Legal and Policy Framework » Read More

posted by: RSP-Admin, February 1, 2017 at 4pm


B.C. Groups Win Prestigious Buckminster Fuller Award for Role in Safeguarding Great Bear Rainforest

Fuller Challenge Award 2016 goes to Rainforest Solutions Project, a project of Tides Canada Initiative with Greenpeace, Stand.earth and Sierra Club BC » Read More

posted by: RSP-Admin, October 5, 2016 at 10pm


UPDATE: Great Bear Rainforest Agreements delayed but moving towards completion

Greenpeace, ForestEthics Solutions and Sierra Club BC remain concerned about extended delays in meeting deadlines to complete the outstanding steps of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements. The groups note however that the Province, First Nations, forestry companies and our environmental organizations involved in the talks to finalize the outstanding steps are no longer deadlocked. A number of elements of the agreement have draft solutions ready to be finalized in early 2015 while several critical elements remain in the negotiation phase. We anticipate that all necessary steps will be completed by April 30, 2015 or earlier. » Read More

posted by: RSP-Admin, January 3, 2015 at 5pm