Video: Manning Park Clearcut Campout

Saturday, May 22, 2004

This is a short video about a gathering held in the Manning Park "donut hole" a region left out of park protection because of a mining claim, but completely surrounded by Manning and Skagit Provincial Parks. Members of the Wilderness Committee came to camp out over the Victoria Day long week end to bring attention to logging in the donut hole in an area that was supposed to be protected spotted owl habitat. The campers held a Race against Extinction event.

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The small lake is the source of the Silverdaisy Creek in the upper Skagit River “donut hole” in British Columbia, where Imperial Metals... (Joe Foy / Wilderness Committee)
The small lake is the source of the Silverdaisy Creek in the upper Skagit River “donut hole” in British Columbia, where Imperial Metals... (Joe Foy / Wilderness Committee)
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