Time to sustain rather than destroy

Monday, August 15, 1988

This is a 1988 Wilderness Committee education report about the campaign to save the ancient forests of Clayoquot Sound. The report describes a protest and blockade mounted by the Friends of Clayoquot Sound and Ahousaht Hereditray Chief Earl George against logging road construction by BC Forest Products in the Sulphur Pass area of Clayoquot Sound. As a result of the protest and blockade a number of protesters were arrested.

Eventually the BC Forest Products stopped road building in the face of the mounting protests. The logging company had wanted to reach the Megin Valley but in 1993 the Megin Valley and other surrounding ancient forests were protected within an expanded Strathcona Provincial Park. See our History and Achievements page 

Read the full report...