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According to William Dietrich, the term ‘ancient forest’ was coined in 1988 by executives of the Oregon Natural Resources Council, a regional group that has played a key role in monitoring timber sales and national forest plans. They dispensed with ‘old growth’ as too jargony and ‘primeval forest’ as rather dark and obscure; ‘ancient forest,’ in contrast, stressed a long-standing, preexistent nature that fascinated people and convinced them to protect it. The term has stuck and has provided a resonant metaphor for efforts to save old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest” (James D.
Report of the Scientific Panel for Sustainable Forest Practices in Clayoquot Sound. Report 1 of 5. : Cortex Consultants. ———. 1994b. Progress Report 2: Review of Current Forest Practice Standards in Clayoquot Sound. Report 2 of 5. : Cortex Consultants. ———. 1995a. First Nations’ Perspectives Relating to Forest Practices Standards in Clayoquot Sound. Report 3 of 5. : Cortex Consultants. ———. 1995b. Sustainable Ecosystem Management in Clayquot Sound: Planning and Practices. Report 5 of 5. : Cortex Consultants.
The new process included three representatives from Tofino, but also representatives from Port Alberni, Ucluelet, and the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District,11 from the two logging companies with interests in Clayoquot (Fletcher Challenge, Canada and MacMillan Bloedel), from the IWA,12 Ministries of Environment and Regional Development, and the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. Not surprisingly, the broader representation introduced new levels of difficulty into the process. In particular, the new Task Force quickly ground to a halt over the contentious issue of whether and where logging should be allowed to proceed while the Task Force’s work was ongoing.