Environmental Issues: Wildlands

The Great Bear Rainforest

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Photo of Gardner Canal

Glacial runoff gives the waters of GARDNER CANAL their unforgettable jade-green color. The canal is surrounded by huge granite walls, with hundreds of mountain goats perched on their upper reaches. But the canal has long been subject to logging, and many of the traditional lands of the Haisla people have been severely damaged. Much of its lower area, including Crab Lake, Sleeman Creek, Kilutish Inlet, and Pike Creek, has been gutted -- presenting a very different picture from still-pristine Owyacumish Bay, above.

Photo: Ian McAllister


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