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Environmentalists and protesters leave Clayoquot Sound

Vancouver Island's Clayoquot Sound. Manitoba's boreal forests. The Central Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland. These picturesque locales have served as the battlegrounds over the controversy of clearcutting — the logging practice that strips a forest bare by cutting every single tree down. On one side are the environmentalists. On the other, logging companies. In the middle are native people. The fate of Canada's old-growth forests and the forestry industry as a whole rests in the balance in the 'war of the woods.'

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For decades environmentalists have done what they can to protect the old growth forest at Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island.


Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: June 16, 1999
Guests: Tzeporah Berman, Linda Coady, Heather Shobe
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Terry Milewski
Duration: 2:07

Last updated: September 18, 2013

Page consulted on September 17, 2014

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