April 3, 2001
San Francisco, CA — The Sierra Club applauded the government of British Columbia who, in coordination with environmental organizations, logging companies, and Indigenous people, announced today the largest rainforest conservation measure in North American history. Some 3.5 million acres–an area 4 times the size of Rhode Island–of ancient temperate rainforests will be immediately protected or placed in a moratorium on logging until final land use decisions can be made. The new conservation area, referred to as the “Great Bear Rainforest”, is a wildlife hot spot, home to numerous wildlife including a large bear population with the rare, white “Spirit Bear.”

See also: Bear Safety in Alaska . . . courtesy of Kebbie.

See also: The Bear Ettiquette Site . . . courtesy of Bifurcated Rivets.

I recently saw the movie, The Bear. I was pleasantly surprised by the psychedelic sequence. This movie should be a staple in any progressive family’s collection.