55% of Canada’s trade balance in 2006, with a value of 21.8 billion Canadian dollars, was from forest products (Martin, 2012). Canadian government policies are used to pursue social, economic, and environmental goals (Martin, 2012). This includes regional development, job creation, community stability, the conservation of forests, and ecosystem protection (Martin, 2012). While each province has different policies, the overall goals are quite similar. In the late 1980’s there were two changes that led to much greater forest sustainability. An agreement from 1985-1990 named the Canada-British Columbia Forest Resource Development agreement led to a significant increase in funding (Brown, 1997). The funding was used for forest renewal research and reforestation of areas that had previously been improperly stocked (Brown, 1997). In 1987 the responsibility of covering the cost and regenerating the forests after harvest was traded off from the government to the forest industry (Brown, 1997). According to Robert G. Brown, manager of Silviculture Practices at the Forest Practices branch of the BC government, the two changes
The Great Bear Rainforest is located in British Columbia, Canada. It is remote yet easy to access by car, plane, or ferry from Vancouver. It is a 12- 14 hour drive or a 75 minute flight from Vancouver to Bella Coola. By ferry the travel time depends on the ports and the stops made in the process. Bella Coola is the main tourism hub for lodging and dining in the Great Bear Rainforest. Also located in Bella Coola is the main -----visitor center-----, where visitors can learn more about what the forest has to offer, the First Nations that inhabit it, and book activities to partake in. One option is to participate in learning about one of the aboriginal tribes’ culture, art, and lifestyle______ But before it was a remote tourist destination, it was threatened by logging companies hoping to make countless profits off of the 1,000 year old trees.
My team has discovered a new population of sloths in the Amazon Rainforest. The team has a job of figuring out three things regarding these sloths. The team has to determine if the new population is evolving, how it is related to other sloth populations near it, and if it is a different species than the other sloth populations.
Kermode Bears are being saved in a various amount of ways like international guilt and many protests nation-wide. In 2006 the Great Bear Rainforest agreements were created to stop lodging and to help save many animals that live within it. The agreements include to close 4.4 million acres from lodging and 500 000 acres closed off to Kermode Bear hunting. Also in 1993 “The War In The Woods” had took place between large companies that wanted to “clear-cut” the Great Bear Rainforest to make a profit, and also between environmentalists that wanted to protect this precious
The Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) is a subspecies of the American black bear (Ursus americanus). The Louisiana black bear was once found roaming all over Louisiana and parts of Arkansas, Texas, and Mississippi. However, during the 18th and 19th century, bear hunting became popular and large amounts of forest areas disappeared due to the demand for wood and agricultural land. By the 1950's, the Louisiana black bear's population was down to eighty to one hundred twenty. In efforts, to save the species the Director of Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries temporarily closed hunting season for the Louisiana black bear. Despite the noticeable decline of the bears' population, illegal harvesting and deforestation took place until the
Black bears in BC have a population that is 9 times that of the grizzlies, however, the results show that the grizzlies have inflicted 9.7 times more attacks on humans in the past 16 years. This goes to show that grizzly bears have a higher tendency to attack due to the natural factors and stresses that act on them cause them to be much more aggressive with less tolerance to threats (Herrero, Aspects of Evolution and Adaptation in American Black Bears (Ursus americanus Pallas) and Brown and Grizzly Bears (U. arctos Linne.) of North America n.d.). Many other papers such as Herrero’s study in both 1972 and 1985 showed the same results where grizzlies had higher rates of attacks compared to black bears in BC and so it clearly shows that there
President Donald Trump reduced the Bears Ears National Monument this past December to 201,876 acres from the 1.35 million acres that President Barack Obama set aside in 2016. This reduction was recommended by the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Other opponents of the creation of the Bears Ears National Monument include Utah Governor Gary Herbert and several commissioners of San Juan County where the monument is located. President Trump said the monument should not have been created over the objections of the citizens of Utah.
During our second Bear Creek visit, I observed the English Language Arts Professional Learning Community also known as ELA. When I first heard about the PLC, I was surprised because it is a brilliant concept. I never knew this existed. The English Language Arts PLC ran smoothly because the teacher that was presenting knew the standard she was going to focus on and how she was going to present the content to the students. All of the ELA teachers also had a schedule about how the meeting was going to flow so that no one was confused. They also used technology to present the standards and the content so that all of the teachers could see and make suggestions and ask questions. One teacher was questioned about why she chose a particular book
As a media and public relations agent for the Canadian Province of British Columbia, Connor Baldwin has spent many years photographing the bears of the region. There are two distinct species of bear that are native to British Columbia, the Grizzly Bear and the Kermode Bear. Each of these bear species are unique, and important to the wildlife and ecology of their habitat.
However, in the recent decades, due to the booming forestry industry, deforestation becomes one of the vital issues which the government has pay attention. According to the report which is Capt. Trevor Greene argues in his article, “Logging Ban Saves The Great Bear Rainforest For Future Generations” that half of this rare forests has already been logged. Various kinds of species especially those rare ones are on the verge of extinction because of the loss of habitats. Taking the spirit bear, “a distinct and rare genetic variant of the more common and widely distributed black bear”(Capt. Trevor Greene), as an example. There is only one spirit bear for every 10 regular black bears, and Great Bear Rainforest is now the only place that can find
With all the good the Arctic National Wildlife refuge has to offer as a safe haven for endangered animals and plant life, comes the burden of sitting on an oil reserve. As noted earlier in 1980, under President Carter, the protected area was doubled. However, the oil industry lobbies succeeded in having the U.S. Senate refuse to designate the critically important Costal Plain as wilderness. Instead, Section 1002 of the Alaskan National Interest Lands Conservation Act legislation directed the Department of Interior
In Costa Rica there is small community located in Puntarenas, Costa Rica in the Cordillera de Tilarán. This community takes the name of Monteverde. Monteverde was created in the early 1950’s, when the a United State family arrive to Costa Rica looking for peace. The history state that some members of the family were imprisoned by he government due to not participating in the Korean War. After a few years Monteverde was colonised by a group of Costa Rican’s farmers.
Less than two percent of the world is temperate rainforest, but contains 50% of the world’s species of animals. The ghost bear rainforest is one of these few threatened biomes. It is a very unique place, but is threatened by human encroachment.
I am writing to you in regard to the Bridger -Teton National Forest. It is “the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 United States. Offering nearly 1.2 million acres of designated Wilderness, over 3,000 miles of road and trail and thousands of miles of unspoiled rivers and streams.” (USDA Forest Service)
The Wilderness Society’s Governing Council states that “No other ecosystem in the world can store as much carbon as do these forests, and it’s a capacity they have not yet begun to reach” (Bert5). Trees are very important to all of the living species. The cutting down of the trees is now nearly 4 billion trees or 35% of the total trees cut around the