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No. 69 January 26, 1994
Address: aceska at cue.bc.ca Victoria, B.C.
Dr. A. Ceska, P.O.Box 8546, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 3S2
CONFLICT IN THE CLAYOQUOT: A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS
From: Robert Froese <taganov at unixg.ubc.ca> on ECOLOG-L [abbrev.]
Saturday, January 29, 1994 from 8:30 to 4:30
in the Scarfe Building, Room 100, on the UBC Campus
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Speakers at this day-long forum will include:
Clark Binkley, Dean of Faculty of Forestry
Mike Fenger, Forestry Specialist, Ministry of Environment,
Lands and Parks
Gordon Weetman, Professor of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry
John Borrows, Director, First Nations Law Programme
David Cohen, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
Gary Bowden, Resource Economist, Clayton Associates
In the Afternoon the following Panel will discuss public policy
issues, and address the question "Did the Process Fail?"
Carol Reardon, Lawyer, West Coast Environmental Law Association
George Hoberg, Associate Professor, Dept of Political Science
William Stanbury, Professor, Faculty of Commerce and
Hamish Kimmins, Professor of Forest Sciences
There will be an opportunity to ask questions after every ses-
sion. Facilities will be available for Coffee, snacks and Lunch.
For further information either contact the originator or call
UBC Continuing Studies directly at (604) 222-5203.
RE: THE CLAYOQUOT ISSUE: FROM THE DISCUSSION ON ECOLOG-L
Question <mohenly at malahat.Library.UVic.CA>: Just curious. Were
representatives from the Friends of Clayoquot invited to speak
as part of this "comprehensive" analysis?
Answer <taganov at unixg.ubc.ca>: Nope. Neither were repre-
sentatives of International Forest Products, Macmillan Bloedel,
or MLA's. The focus of this forum is to provide an opportunity
for semi-academic analysis of many of the issues involved in the
controversy over forest land use in the Sound.
Admission is free, however, and any interested person, regard-
less of political or philosophical conviction, is welcome to
attend and join in question and answer sessions.
Question <fleck at horton.colorado.edu>: I don't want to play
net.cop here, but if we're going to have this thread on ECOLOG,
could *somebody* please provide some basic background informa-
tion? (E.g., what's a clayoquot? What's the conflict? Why should
Answer (Vicki Husband, Sierra Club): Clayoquot Sound is 260,000
hectares of mostly pristine wilderness on the west coast of
Vancouver Island. It is the most southerly extent of any sig-
nificant remaining old growth temperate rainforest. In January
1992 the British Columbia government set up the Commission on
Resources and Environment (CORE). They were to look at solving
land use problems on Vancouver Island, but the issue of Clayo-
quot was deliberately excluded from their mandate.
On April 13, 1993, the NDP government announced their decision
on Clayoquot [see BEN # 54]. One third protected, two thirds to
be logged (in terms of old growth forest/merchantable timber 74%
was committed for logging). There was no consultation with the
Nuu Chah Nulth Nation who live in Clayoquot Sound.
During the summer of 1993, the environmental group, Friends of
Clayoquot Sound organized a major protest on logging road lead-
ing to an active logging site [see BEN # 62]. Over 850 people
have been arrested and charged with criminal contempt of court
(the largest civil disobedience action in Canadian history). The
court is still processing the blockaders and many have gone to
jail. There has been a major public outcry over the treatment of
In November of 1993 the government signed an interim agreement
with the Central Region Tribes who claim rights to Clayoquot
Sound. (The agreement is yet to be ratified.) The agreement gave
the Aboriginal people a right to veto logging decisions that
might threaten their values.
NEW MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY, VICTORIA, ETC. - FEB. 3, 1994
The brand new mycological society will meet for the first time
on February 3, 1994, at 7:30 p.m., at the Pacific Forestry
Centre, 506 West Burnside Road, Victoria. Paul Kroeger, our
guest from the Vancouver Mycological Society, will present a
slide show. BEN readers may remember Paul's account of the mass
mushroom poisoning of 77 Vancouver policemen [BEN # 29].
For more information phone Hannah Nadel at 544-1386.
BOTANY B.C. ANNUAL MEETING 1994
The BOTANY BC 1994 meeting is tentatively scheduled for the week
of June 20 to 25 in Tlell, Queen Charlotte Islands. For more
Trudy Chatwin <tchatwin at wildlife.env.gov.bc.ca> or
Dr. Jim Pojar <jpojar at mfor01.for.gov.bc.ca>.
Dr. Hans Roemer <hroemer at galaxy.gov.bc.ca> made a cost estimate
and came to $600/person, if you bring your own tent, and about
$1100/person, if you go on a Post Meeting boat trip.
RE: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL [BEN # 68]
From: A. Ceska <aceska at cue.bc.ca>
I was interested to find out what is the original host plant of
a weevil found on introduced Eurasian watermilfoil.
Sallie Sheldon <SHELDON at middlebury.edu> wrote me:
"It looks like the native host is Myriophyllum sibiricum = M.
exalbescens, Northern watermilfoil. We have seen E. lecontei on
M. sibiricum in Vermont, and Rob Creed went to Alberta summer 92
and looked for the weevil there (M. spicatum hasn't gotten to
Alberta yet). It is also possible that it is on other native
watermilfoils. The problem is that normally weevil densities are
low, the larvae are endophytic, and the adults are small, thus
it is not easy to find them."
Robert Creed <creed at middlebury.edu> wrote:
"We believe that the North American host of E. lecontei is one
or more of the 'native' watermilfoils, i.e., the ones that were
here prior to the introduction of Eurasian watermilfoil. We have
collected it on M. sibiricum in Vermont, Alberta and Washington
state. Ray Newman has collected it in Minnesota. We have yet to
find it regularly on any other species. I have found two adults
on M. alterniflorum in Vermont. I am skeptical of any native
host use in Vermont due to the abundance of M. spicatum, i.e.,
M. spicatum host use might influence subsequent use of other
While looking for the weevil in the literature, I realized that
the correct name of the beetle is Eubrychiopsis lecontei. The
name was misspelled in the Aquaphyte and the Aquatic Botany
title and in the BEN I twisted it even more.
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