Great Bear / Clear Cut

Great Bear Rainforest / Clear Cut by Jonny Sopotiuk

Great Bear Rainforest / Clear Cut is a book work completed in 2012. The work looks at the act of clear cut logging in the Great Bear Rainforest in Northern, BC. The book can be read in two directions exploring the impact of clear cutting on the internal imagery.

Historic agreements were signed in 2006 and 2009 that protected a significant portion of the old growth area and banned clear cut logging. Logging is still allowed in around 50% of the area and the Take It Taller Campaign is organizing to protect the entire area. You can sign on to support the campaign here: savethegreatbear.org/takeittaller/support.

Great Bear Rainforest / Clear Cut by Jonny Sopotiuk

Great Bear Rainforest cover image by Ian MacAllister. Clear Cut cover image by Marli Miller.