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Fun facts about British Columbia’s rainforest

Though we have provided a lot of useful information in our Great Bear Rainforest series, sometimes it’s helpful to lump together a list to help people understand the immensity and importance of our beautiful rainforest. As much as facts can be fun, however, it is helpful to truly appreciate and understand the depth of our… Read more »

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Beautiful reminder of the rainforest

Beautiful images of the Great Bear Rainforest, with music, capture the essence this magical place that is under increased threat by oil, gas, and logging industries. The video is made by Devin Graham, in partnership with Desitnation BC. Featured image licensed for use by Can Stock Photo.

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Interview with Jennifer Harrington, author of children’s story ‘Spirit Bear’

Mary Woodbury of Eco-fiction.com and BCRainforest.com interviewed Jennifer Harrington, author of  Spirit Bear, a wonderful children’s book published by Eco Books 4 Kids. Eco Books 4 Kids writes and illustrates books that introduce children to interesting stories based upon our natural environment. The publisher also offers teacher’s instructional resources. Their newest book, Spirit Bear, celebrates… Read more »

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Trip to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

I recently spent a few days up in beautiful, isolated northern-central BC, near Bella Coola, the “gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest”. My husband and I, and our moms, spent time enjoying the sights along the Atnarko River and the forests, including a trek back to see the Nuxalkmc petroglpyhs. This journey will be further… Read more »

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Callout for contributors to Great Bear Rainforest project

Moon Willow Press, which runs BC Rainforest, is working on a special project, named The Enchanted Rainforest, to culminate in 2015-2016. This rainforest project will celebrate the Pacific Northwest Temperate Rainforest with a video/school project, printed book, and e-book and will include information from our Great Bear Rainforest Series as well as contributor quotes and… Read more »

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Spirit of the Coast

Spirit of the Coast is a three-month canoe paddle that began this past Sunday in Fort Langley and will end in Alaska. The trip, led by wilderness guide Chris Cooper, will encompass 1,300km up through BC in order to raise awareness of the beautiful coast. The trip is not about a protest, but about celebration…. Read more »

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When trees do weird things, or how I found Fangorn Forest on Vancouver Island

This is a fun post, but in all seriousness, recent hikes on the west coast of Vancouver Island proved wonderfully amazing. On the way from the ferry to Tofino, we walked around Cathedral Grove, which is a forest of giant trees, the largest being 800 years old. We came across a nurse log, which is… Read more »

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Dreams of the rainforest

I have written a lot about the northern Pacific temperate rainforest, of which the Great Bear is a part. You can read my series here. But I am relatively new to Canada, having grown up in the United States (South and Midwest). I had known from a young age that the far northern coast of… Read more »

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British Columbia – rainforest news

Here’s some interesting news of late: The San Francisco Gate recently blogged on how to get close to wildlife in British Columbia, citing one way is to kayak around Blunden Harbour, where the paddler can watch salmon, bald eagles, and seagulls. This scene is backdropped by the rainforest’s spruces and cedars. Earlier this year, stakeholders… Read more »

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New fossil discoveries in Kootenay National Park

Marble Canyon–its precise location kept secret for now–is an archeological site in the Kootenay Canyon where scientists are unearthing dozens of fossilized arthropods, to the tune of 50 fossils in just 15 days of exploration. The site, discovered in 2012 by Canadian, U.S., and Swedish researchers, is not too far from the Burgess Shale site,… Read more »

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