Clayquot Sound, Vancouver, Canada

Date: Fri, 12 Apr 1996 17:01:36 -0700
To: jj68@NYU.EDU
Subject: Hi june julian...hello from the westcoast of Canada:->O

Hi june,
I'm writing because i saw your note in the THING gallery
message board, so i checked out your Tree Gallery-what a
great idea!!

I'm in Vancouver on the Canadian westcoast, and saving the
forests here is an interational issue..maybe you've heard of
the Clayquot Sound on Vancouver Island?

I'm involved in the environmental field as well. I graduated
outof Montreal-just North of you :) And now i'm trying to
work using the internet as a communication tool in the area
of Sustainable Development research, and promotion.
It would be great to talk some more if you're interested?
Tell me how the exhibit went and what projects you have on
the go now?

Well anyway if i've caught your curiousity...maybe check out
a website i designed and researched..and tell me what you
It's:    and ya i know its not
easy to remember (i didnt choose it!!)

See ya Jonathan Hanley :=>@

Date: Sat, 26 Oct 1996 17:38:18 -0400 (EDT) From: EnviroNews Service To: Subject: E-Link: CLAYOQUOT BIOSPHERE RESERVE ENDORSED CLAYOQUOT BIOSPHERE RESERVE ENDORSED MONTREAL, October 24 (ENS) - A possible solution is in sight to the volatile Clayoquot Sound dispute over clearcut logging in one of the last remaining ancient temperate rainforest valleys of British Columbia. In this valley on the west coast of Vancouver Island, wild salmon streams run into the Pacific Ocean and forest giants offer homes for endangered marbled murrelets, land-nesting sea birds. Just before wrapping up their triennial conference Wednesday, members of the IUCN (World Conservation Union) unanimously endorsed a resolution supporting designation of Clayoquot Sound as an internationally recognized Biosphere Reserve. The move brings environmentalists one step closer in a 12 year campaign to end clearcutting in the 2,620 kilometer area (1,011 square miles). The battle over the Clayoquot has included blockades leading to the arrests of over 900 citizens, international market campaigns, massive public education campaigns, the construction of a boardwalked trail into the area and vandalism to that boardwalk, and a demonstration a few months ago in San Francisco that tied up morning rush hour traffic for hours. Passage of the IUCN resolution is the result of a coordinated effort by the Western Canada Wilderness Committee (WCWC), the Sierra Club of British Columbia, Greenpeace Canada, and the Washington, DC-based Natural Resources Defense Council, one of the environment groups that forwarded the original resolution to the IUCN's Montreal Congress. The provincial government of British Columbia voted in favor of the resolution. "We are delighted that the B.C. government, as a new IUCN member, supported this resolution," said Adriane Carr, Clayoquot Campaign Coordinator for the WCWC. "Government support is bound to make this process easier." The resolution noted that the process for planning this reserve should involve all stakeholders including the Nu-chah-nulth Central Region Tribes, federal and provincial governments, Clayoquot Central Region Board, local communities and environment groups. It further urged that the process consider the importance of increased protection of pristine areas as core areas for protecting biodiversity as well as create new opportunities for sustainable community development. Biosphere Reserve designation is international recognition of a land use plan and a land use process that is locally driven, explains Carr. "It has some "absolute ground-rules. The biodiversity in the area has to be protected through a core preservation cell. Second, this has to be an area that is a model in terms of sustainable development. A biosphere reserve is not like a park. It's a place where people live, where people work, where resources are in fact utilitzed in an ecologically sustainable way. The third component is that it has to have local decision-making through locally "A biosphere is really an evolving kind of notion. Nothing is static because our earth and the actions of humans aren't static. It will evolve, but there is a vision and a plan around that evolution. That is what gets acknowledged by the United Nations Man and Biosphere Committee." The biosphere reserve proposal must be endorsed by all stakeholders and submitted to Canada's Man and Biosphere Committee by the end of February if it is to be considered by the international committee at its 1997 meeting in early May. --- The EnviroNews Service | E-Mail: A Project of the EnviroLink Network | Phone : (412) 683-6400 General Info: | Fax : (412) 683-8460

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