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Co-management builds resilience in the Great Bear Rainforest

Thursday, July 27, 2023
New measures to sustain the Great Bear Rainforest as one of the world’s most treasured and diverse coastal temperate forest ecosystems have been introduced.

Coastal First Nations, Province expand work together to protect environment, grow regional economy

Friday, July 31, 2020
The B.C. government and Coastal First Nations, an alliance of eight First Nations on the north and central coast and Haida Gwaii, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to continue and expand their work to protect the environment and boost the regional economy.

Tripartite agreement creates path to negotiate implementation of Heiltsuk Nation Title and Rights

Friday, August 30, 2019
Heiltsuk Nation and the provincial and federal governments have joined together to take tangible steps toward reconciliation and recognizing and implementing Heiltsuk Title and Rights, outside of the courts and Treaty process.

Bringing the Great Bear Rainforest to the classroom

Monday, February 11, 2019
A new educational resource will help B.C. students discover the Great Bear Rainforest, one of the most unique and treasured areas in British Columbia.

Province commits up to $200,000 to wildfire-affected Cariboo Chilcotin tourism industry

Friday, August 18, 2017
The Province is providing the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) with financial support of up to $200,000 to help with tourism-related impacts from the B.C. wildfires, announced Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Lisa Beare, while meeting with business owners and tourism operators in the Cariboo region today.  

B.C. government putting an end to the grizzly bear trophy hunt

Monday, August 14, 2017
Effective Nov. 30, 2017, the British Columbia government will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province and stop all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson announced today.

New regulations enact historic Great Bear Rainforest legislation

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act is set to take effect Jan. 1, 2017, following the enactment of regulations that bring the act into force and fulfill government’s commitment to ecosystem-based management in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Great Bear Rainforest receives prestigious recognition by The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Initiative

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Great Bear Rainforest was the largest forest conservation project showcased today at a special ceremony by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace under The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Initiative.

Great Bear Rainforest legacy to be recognized on international stage

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Premier Christy Clark will be the first Premier in over 40 years to attend an official function at Buckingham Palace. She will be attending The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Initiative recognition ceremony.

Premier honours outstanding B.C. public service achievements

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
British Columbia public service employees were recognized for the outstanding work they do on behalf of the Province at the Premier’s annual Innovation and Excellence Awards ceremony.

Great Bear Rainforest legacy established

Monday, September 26, 2016
A new $1-million trust will be established to commemorate the visit of Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and celebrate the endorsement of the Great Bear Rainforest under The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative.

Great Bear Rainforest to receive special designation

Monday, September 12, 2016
As part of their upcoming Royal Tour, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will officially endorse the Great Bear Rainforest under The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative, Premier Christy Clark confirmed.

Legislation supports innovative forest management in Great Bear Rainforest

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act, supports a strict new ecosystem-based management regime created through unprecedented collaboration for the globally unique region along British Columbia’s north and central coast.

Globally significant landmark agreement reached

Monday, February 1, 2016 10:15 AM
First Nations, environmental groups and coastal forest industry representatives joined the Province to celebrate achieving ecosystem-based management in the Great Bear Rainforest.