Solutions: Conservation economy

Building towards consensus on land use

Publication - March 31, 2008
Since 1998, Greenpeace has been sitting down in dreary meeting rooms, under the dim lighting of florescent lights to discuss and debate land use in the Great Bear Rainforest.

There are three planning tables making recommendations to governments, that are the outcome of discussions between the logging industry, environmentalists, labour, small business, communities, mining, tourism and recreation.

Recognizing that most of the conflict and as a result many of the solutions must come from shared understandings between the environmental groups and the logging industry a Joint Solutions Project was also formed. Here Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club of Canada – BC Chapter and ForestEthics work to move issues forward with coastal logging companies.

Learn more about the coalition of environmental groups called the Rainforest Solutions Project (Greenpeace, ForestEthics, Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club of Canada – BC Chapter)

Visit the government status report on the Land and Resource Management Planning Tables

To see a logging industry perspective