Encompassing millions of hectares of globally rare coastal rainforest, the Great Bear Rainforest in coastal British Columbia is home to ancient trees, rich runs of salmon, and abundant species. The area also supports small human communities, particularly First Nations. Once slated for clearcut logging, large areas were protected in 2006 by the signing of one of the world's most innovative conservation agreements. This book provides a detailed account of the complex and contested process that resulted in the establishment of the GBR. It also shows how environmentalists' deployment of a powerful actor-network saved the area from status quo industrial forestry while still respecting First Nations' right to economic development.
|Publisher:||University of Washington Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Justin Page is an environmental social scientist at ERM Rescan, an environmental consulting company based in Vancouver. He has over ten years of environmental social sciences research experience in the academic and private sectors.
Table of Contents
Foreword Graeme Wynn ix
1 Where in the World Is the Great Bear? Problematizing British Columbia's Coastal Forests 19
2 Grizzlies Growl at the International Market: Circulating a Panorama of the Great Bear Rainforest 45
3 Negotiating with the Enemy: Articulating a Common Matter of Concern 69
4 Mobilizing Allies and Reconciling Interests 95