Conservationist provides rare look into the Great Bear Rainforest coastal waters
The coastal waters of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia contain more than 1,000 uninhabited islands and are one of the planet’s most ecologically rich marine environments. Stretching 21 million acres from Vancouver Island to Southeast Alaska, the area includes the largest coastal temperate rainforest on earth and is globally renowned for its astonishing biodiversity.
Based on his summer 2015 expedition, long-time Great Bear Rainforest resident Ian McAllister will describe his efforts to generate a more complete picture of the B.C coast from both below and above the water. This will be presented in a public talk, Where the ocean meets the rainforest: exploring Canada's Great Bear Rainforest on Monday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus lecture theatre.