Category Archives: Clayoquot Blockades

in the early 1990s, the imminent clearcutting of old-growth forest on Vancouver island sparked a summer of activism – i’ve assembled an archive of pre-internet “social” media

Observations about Ecology and Economy – Rainforest Dispatches, Introduction

Introducing a series of explorations and soliloquies from the Clayoquot Sound area on the west coast of Vancouver Island during a summertime water outage in the midst of a temperate rainforest. While figuring out what happened, Uncle Weed recollects the tense logging blockades in early 1990s and compares current conditions through lens of deep ecology and sustainable development practices.

Throughout this 9 part series, he wanders the region and examines the tension between fishing, logging and tourism industries then adds ideas on promoting the economy while protecting the environment along with spiels on clearcuts, salmon, camping espresso, user fees and flak jackets.

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Observations and Soliloquies about Ecology and Economy – Rainforest Dispatches, an introduction – 6:55

Rainforest Dispatches - A Choogle On with Uncle Weed podcast series

Your input on this topic is invited – particularly if you participated in the protests or traveled to this area. Consider leaving a comment and/or recording an audio missive of your own to use in a future episode. Let me know where you stashed your blockade memories or other rainforest thoughts by emailing: choogleon (at) uncleweed (dot) net or via Twitter @choogleon and/or @uncleweed, etc.

Theme: Bex – Lonesome (Lost) Traveler
Seque: Wm. Lenker – Heaven Holds a Place
Interlude: Geoff Berner – Light Enough to Travel

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