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Musings from Clayoquot Sound – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 1/9

Musings from Clayoquot Sound – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 1/9
Musings from Clayoquot Sound – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 1/9

Arriving at a campground between the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet, Uncle Weed sets out to explore the west coast’s unique environment and offer discourse on natural resource-based and tourism-based economies starting with recollections from the noted logging protests in the early 1990s with comments about blockade logistics from early morning pick-up trucks rides to posting bail to jangling guitars. 

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Observations about Ecology and Economy – Rainforest Dispatches, Introduction

Observations about Ecology and Economy – Rainforest Dispatches, Introduction
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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