The Battle for Clayoquot Sound

The World

Host Steve Curwood reports on the battle over logging in one of North America’s last tracts of old-growth temperate rainforest, at Clayoquot Sound in British Columbia. The provincial government’s decision to log two-thirds of the area on Vancouver Island has sparked the largest civil disobedience movement in Canada’s history and sent scientists and Native residents scrambling to document and preserve as much of the rare ecosystem as possible.

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