Emerald Edge

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In the last century, unsustainable logging, fishing and other extractive industries have eroded old-growth forests, diminished wild salmon runs and frayed the close-knit web of life on which people and nature depend. Boom-and-bust cycles have created widespread unemployment and lack of economic opportunity that threaten the landscape and local communities. Unreconciled issues around resource decision-making authority and a scarcity of upcoming local leadership have created uncertainty about how to move forward. At the same time, population growth and the increasing demand for resources place escalating pressures on the region. Without a clear path to a sustainable future for people, nature and economies, we stand to lose one of the world’s last great coastal rainforests.

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The Nature Conservancy, and it's affiliate TNC Canada, support the Ahousaht First Nation in conserving the Emerald Edge. We promote a community-led approach that provides sustainable economic opportunity along with lasting conservation, for a future in which people and nature thrive.

How We Work in the Emerald Edge

Community-led Conservation

Science and Indigenous Knowledge


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