Public invited to experience Great Bear Rainforest
Nature photographer Brad Hill will present a talk and slideshow on the Great Bear Rainforest on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Alumni Theatre in the Clock Tower Building at Thompson Rivers University.
Hill, who has photographed the area, the largest tract of temperate rainforest left on Earth, is in Kamloops for the weekend, doing workshops on nature photography and working with digital images. The Friday event is the only one open to the public.
Admission is $15 and tickets are available at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.
The name Great Bear Rainforest was given to the area in B.C. in the 1990s by environmentalists trying to bring attention to the area and threats to its environment.
A partnership between conservationists, the forest industry, First Nations, tourism organizations and government led to 70,000 square kilometres being designated as the Great Bear Rainforest.
About 20,000 square kilometres, stretching from Discovery Island to the B.C.-Alaska border, is protected.
The area is home to cougars, wolves, salmon, grizzly and Kermode bears.