Rainforest Solutions Project

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


Provincial government will preserve 1.8 million hectares of B.C. coast

February 7, 2006

CKNW – Premier Gordon Campbell says the provincial government’s decision to preserve more than 1.8 million hectares of B.C.‘s central and north coasts represents an unprecedented collaboration.

Campbell announced this morning the region environmentalists call the Great Bear Rainforest is now protected, ensuring the survival of several species, including the spirit bear.

Campbell calls it a new vision for coastal B.C. and is an example of how government, First Nations, industry and environmentalists can manage the region to the benefit of all British Columbians.