On February 1, 2016, the final Great Bear Rainforest Agreement was signed between First Nations and the British Columbia government, permanently conserving 19 million acres of Pacific coast between Vancouver Island and southeast Alaska. About 9 million acres are off limits to logging, with the balance managed under some of the world’s most stringent harvest standards.
Over the Last Ten Years
- 5 million acres of new, legally designated protected areas
- 4 million additional acres of old-growth rainforest off limits to logging
- 4.2 million acres monitored by Indigenous Guardians annually
- 767 new, permanent jobs and 45 new businesses created in First Nation communities
- $237 million invested in local resource management and sustainable economic development
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About the Project
By Hadley Archer, Executive Director
Celebrating the Great Bear Agreement for what it really is—a historic moment of leadership. Read the blog post.
By Jenny Brown, Director of Conservation
Eight years ago, I thought I was just going to Great Bear to lead a few planning sessions. But boy, was I wrong. Read the blog post.
by Phil Charles, local guide and SEAS coordinator
What helicopters, camera traps and cross-border sharing is teaching us about grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest.