Rainforest Solutions Project

Promoting conservation and economic alternatives in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest

Resources

Great Bear Rainforest Backgrounder

February 1, 2016

Background on the Great Bear Rainforest project (February 2016)

From the Ground Up

June 19, 2013

A progress report on British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest

February 2012 - Great Bear Rainforest Update

February 7, 2012

The BC Government needs to speed up the process

Coast Information Team

March 2, 2011

The Coast Information Team brought together the best available scientific, traditional, and local knowledge to develop independent information and analysis in support of ecosystem-based management (EBM) in the north and central coastal region of BC.

Coast Forest Conservation Initiative

March 2, 2011

The Coast Forest Conservation Initiative (CFCI) is a collaborative effort of five British Columbia forest products producers committed to finding new approaches to forest conservation and management in British Columbia’s Central and North Coast.

Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area Initiative

March 1, 2011

The Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA) initiative’s aim is to ensure a healthy, safe, and prosperous ocean area by engaging all interested parties in the collaborative development and implementation of an integrated management plan.

North Coast - Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society

March 1, 2011

The North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society (NCSFNSS) was established in 2005 to enable First Nations people on the British Columbia North Coast and Lower Skeena River to collaborate on projects where they share common interests and objectives.

Coastal Guardian Watchmen Network

November 30, 2010

The Coastal Guardian Watchmen Network works with First Nations communities on the North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii to strengthen Guardian Watchmen programs and to implement land and marine use agreements.

Lessons from the Land and Sea

October 1, 2010

A best practices guide to cultural ecotourism for Coastal First Nations of British Columbia. It draws on the experience and lessons learned from some of the most thriving operations in BC and elsewhere in the world. The guide provides coastal First Nations with the best available knowledge to develop cultural ecotourism initiatives in their communities.

Coastal First Nations - EBM Fact Sheets

June 1, 2010

Ecosystem-Based Management Fact Sheets (1-8)

May 2010 - Great Bear Rainforest Update

May 5, 2010

Key milestones achieved March 2009 and Five-Year Plan 2009 – 2014.

Coastal First Nations - EBMLF Newsletter - Spring 2010

April 30, 2010

April 2010 EBM Learning Forum review

Slipping Through the Cracks? The Fate of Focal Species in the Great Bear Rainforest

March 5, 2010

Examines risks to species of special conservation concern in the Great Bear Rainforest

Land and Sea Together

February 25, 2010

The Great Bear Rainforest depends on healthy marine ecosystems

Coastal First Nations - EBMLF Newsletter - Winter 2009/2010

January 31, 2010

January 2010 EBM Learning Forum update

Great Bear Rainforest - 2009 map

April 2, 2009

Level of protection in the Great Bear Rainforest, 2009

Central & North Coast EBM Implementation - MNRO

April 2, 2009

The Province of British Columbia’s ministry of Natural Resource Operations is the agency responsible for implementing ecosystem-based management on the Central & North Coast through Government–to-Government agreement with coastal First Nations.

Great Bear Rainforest - 2005 map

April 1, 2009

Level of protection in the Great Bear Rainforest, 2005

Great Bear Rainforest - General Protected Areas Map

March 31, 2009

General overview of protected areas

March 2009 - Great Bear Rainforest Agreement

March 31, 2009

Great Bear Rainforest Agreements Become Reality

Great Bear Rainforest - Detailed Protected Areas Map

March 30, 2009

Detailed listing of Parks, Conservancies and Biodiversity, Mining & Tourism Areas.

Defense for Climate and Species

February 28, 2009

A study released by Greenpeace, ForestEthics, and Sierra Club BC, shows that the Great Bear Rainforest is playing a key role in combating climate change, storing massive amounts of carbon dioxide.

Coastal First Nations - EBMLF Newsletter - Winter 2008

December 31, 2008

Coastal First Nations – Dec 2008 EBM Learning Forum update

Great Bear Rainforest - State of the region

October 1, 2008

An overview of the region showing old growth vs. logged forest

Coastal First Nations - EBMLF Newsletter - Fall 2008

September 30, 2008

September 2008 EBM Learning Forum update

March 2008 - One Year Left to Go

March 31, 2008

High Risk Areas in the Great Bear Rainforest Require Action

Assessing Ecosystem Health in the Great Bear Rainforest

March 31, 2008

A larger than life reminder is being unveiled today to remind us all that there is only one year left to fulfil the promise to protect the Great Bear Rainforest, a landmark promise made two years ago after a historic agreement was reached between environmentalists, logging companies, First Nations communities and British Columbia’s Premier Gordon Campbell.

Coastal First Nations - EBMLF Newsletter - Spring 2008

January 31, 2008

January 2008 EBM Learning Forum update

Coastal First Nations - EBMLF Newsletter - Fall 2007

July 31, 2007

July 2007 EBM Learning Forum update

WWF Gift to the Earth Award

May 9, 2007

Great Bear Rainforest Factsheet & Backgrounder

March 2007 - Time Ticking Down for Great Bear Rainforest

March 29, 2007

If Governments and Logging Industry don’t keep pace, the world will know

Nanwakolas Council

February 15, 2007

The Nanwakolas Council is a non-profit society that works to assist its member First Nations on various land and marine resource use, management and planning issues, including assisting members in responding to provincial government referrals.

Coast Opportunity Funds

January 21, 2007

Coast Opportunity Funds oversees and manages $116 million provided by the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada, and six private foundations, in two funds: the Conservation Fund and the Economic Development Fund.

May 2006 - Report Card

May 14, 2006

The roadmap to change – a progress report on the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements

February 2006 - Great Bear Rainforest Announcement

February 8, 2006

Coast Land Use Decisions Announced

Coastal First Nations - Great Bear Initiative

February 8, 2006

The Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative is an alliance of First Nations on British Columbia’s North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii. They work on land and marine use planning, economic development and capacity building initiatives.

April 2005 - Report Card

April 28, 2005

Agreements abound, but no change on the ground

Revitalizing the British Columbia Coastal Economy

December 15, 2004

This report looks at long-term solutions to improve the economic and social conditions of coastal First Nations and communities while maintaining the ecological integrity of the Central Coast, North Coast and Haida Gwaii.

On the Ground

December 1, 2003

This report looks at the three forest certification systems in North America today, and concludes that only the Forest Stewardship Certification (FSC) standard represents a viable system that delivers positive results on the ground and in the communities where it matters most.

April 2003 - Report Card

April 7, 2003

A year of Contradictions – Report on the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements

A Greenward Shift in the Market for BC forest products

March 1, 2003

A report released by IBM Business Consulting Services (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers) surveyed 30 customers globally who purchase more than $2 billion worth of BC forest products. The survey indicates that forest supplier regions that do not respond to this “green” shift are at risk of losing market share.

April 2002 - Report Card

April 1, 2002

Failing our forests – update on the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement