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Paul Berntsen stands at the foundation of his yurt, from which he hoped to operate a non-motorized eco-tourism company before his permits were denied. The Silverdaisy peak in Manning Park and a recent clear cut are obscured by smoke from ongoing burning of waste wood. Photo: Fernando Lessa / The Narwhal
Paul Berntsen stands at the foundation of his yurt, from which he hoped to operate a non-motorized eco-tourism company before his permits were denied. The Silverdaisy peak in Manning Park and a recent clear cut are obscured by smoke from ongoing burning of waste wood. Photo: Fernando Lessa / The Narwhal
This entire valley, about 26 miles southeast of Hope, British Columbia, drains into the headwaters of the Skagit River, the most important salmon producer in Puget Sound.
This entire valley, about 26 miles southeast of Hope, British Columbia, drains into the headwaters of the Skagit River, the most important salmon producer in Puget Sound.
Plans for renewed logging and mining near E.C. Manning and Skagit Valley provincial parks are raising fears of environmental damage on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border
Plans for renewed logging and mining near E.C. Manning and Skagit Valley provincial parks are raising fears of environmental damage on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border
A small lake below Silverdaisy Peak in the "doughnut hole".
A small lake below Silverdaisy Peak in the "doughnut hole".
From right to left: Joe Foy, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman,  FLNRORD Minister Doug Dondaldson, Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission (S.E.E.C.) Canada Co-Chair Thomas Curly and S.E.E.C. Canadian Commissioner Shannon Bentley after the announcement to ban logging in the Donut Hole an unprotected area located between Manning and Skagit provincial parks.
From right to left: Joe Foy, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman, FLNRORD Minister Doug Dondaldson, Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission (S.E.E.C.) Canada Co-Chair Thomas Curly and S.E.E.C. Canadian Commissioner Shannon Bentley after the announcement to ban logging in the Donut Hole an unprotected area located between Manning and Skagit provincial parks.
Photo: Sol Allison Former Xatsull (Soda Creek) Chief Bev Sellars speaking last week at the event in Manning Park
Photo: Sol Allison Former Xatsull (Soda Creek) Chief Bev Sellars speaking last week at the event in Manning Park
Jordan, a Kaska land guardian, conducts water sampling along the Kechika River in northern B.C. Photo: Taylor Roades / The Narwhal
Jordan, a Kaska land guardian, conducts water sampling along the Kechika River in northern B.C. Photo: Taylor Roades / The Narwhal
Logging waste pile in the Donut Hole - one of many
Logging waste pile in the Donut Hole - one of many
Upper Smitheram Valley where Imperial Metals wants to drill for gold in the Donut Hole.
Upper Smitheram Valley where Imperial Metals wants to drill for gold in the Donut Hole.