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A Little Bit Better … if not Perfect – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 9/9

A Little Bit Better ... if not Perfect – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 9/9
A Little Bit Better … if not Perfect – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 9/9

In the last narrative from the Clayquot trip in Summer 2006, the water ban is lifted and Uncle Weed discuses the economic costs caused by the shutdown as well as the tensions about tourist based economy and village lifestyle, considers ingredients for positive development, and tries to resolve some conundrums by evoking Henry David Thoreau while stepping on barnacle encrusted shells on a muddy beach. 

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Field Notes on Bevvies, Birds and Bowls – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 8/9

Field Notes on Bevvies, Birds and Bowls – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 8/9
Field Notes on Bevvies, Birds and Bowls – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 8/9

Sometimes all the bits which don’t fit make the tastiest morsels. With this in mind, Uncle Weed dishes up a smorgasbord of leftover spiels, intros, set-ups, and observations from the Clayoquot trip including narrative about camptime beverages, glass pipe cleaning tips, local sticky nuggets, eagles flying amongst the Broken Islands, historic Pacific lighthouse, skateboard contests at Tough City Skatepark, Florencia Beach driftwood hut, foiled visits to municipal office and chamber of commerce, and full version of Bex‘s Lonesome (Lost) Traveler song. 

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Salmon Swimming Free – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 7/9

Salmon Swimming Free – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 7/9
Salmon Swimming Free – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 7/9

Visiting again with friend Kevin, Uncle Weed discusses the negative impact salmon fish farms impart on the local aquaculture. Specifically, Atlantic salmon living in pens attract hazardous sea lice, are unable to spawn, are fed with small fish imported from South America, and are dyed to appear more attractive in the supermarket. Further the politically controversial fish farms add little benefit to the local economy. 

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Clayoquot Mass Trials, Ronald MacIsaac, Book – Barnes & Noble

Clayoquot Mass Trials, Ronald MacIsaac, Book – Barnes & Noble

Clayoquot Protesters are Leaders

Clayoquot Protesters are Leaders

CLAYOQUOT BLOCKADE NEWS UPDATE Issues #61 to #74 (January 1993 to May 1994)

CLAYOQUOT BLOCKADE NEWS UPDATE Issues #61 to #74 (January 1993 to May 1994)

Clayoquot Sound

Clayoquot Sound

Trial and Tribulations of Clayoquot Sound – Living on Earth: September 17, 1993

Living on Earth: September 17, 1993  link stale

Archived link (via archive.org wayback machine – respectfully shared here in full for archival purposes

Common Ground – August 2003 – Clayoquot Was Defining Protest of Our Time by Geoff Olson

Common Ground – August 2003 – Clayoquot Was Defining Protest of Our Time by Geoff Olson

Environmentalists gather to remember 1993 Clayoquot protests / CBC

CBC News – Canada – Environmentalists gather to remember 1993 Clayoquot protests

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2003/08/09/clayoquotanniversary_030809.html

Clayoquot Sound—A Summer of Protest

Clayoquot Sound—A Summer of Protest

Clayoquot Sound – 136 – Not Out Of The Woods Yet!

Clayoquot Sound – 136 – Not Out Of The Woods Yet!