A comprehensive account of Clayoquot Sound and the protest movement: rainforest ecosystems; the April 1993 land-use decision; co-opted forestry science; the Peace Camp and the Blockades; civil disobedience; the police, the courts and the corporations; environmental rights; ongoing logging violations in 1994 (with photos). Six of BC’s foremost environmentalists — including Tzeporah Berman and Chris Hatch — offer well-documented essays that illuminate the issues behind the Clayoquot protests of 1993.
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About the Author
Ronald B. Hatch completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 1969, with a dissertation on eighteenth century social history and the poetry of George Crabbe. He joined the UBC English Department in 1969 as Assistant Professor and became Associate Professor in 1974. In 1979–80, he was Visiting Professor at Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. In 1989–90 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg. And again in 1997, he was invited to be Visiting Professor at the University of Chemnitz, where he introduced a program in Canadian Studies. Veronica Hatch is the managing editor of Ronsdale Press and also the children's literature editor. Veronica began her career as a teacher in British Columbia, taught for two years with CUSO in the Punjab in India, and taught in the Calders near Edinburgh for another two years. In later life she taught at universities in Germany. Veronica was at the Clayoquot protests in 1993, and she played an important part in editing the essays by the various contributors to Clayoquot&Dissent.