Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort
The Great Bear Rainforest will become a park in the spring of 2016.
People fought to make this area a park for over 20 years. It took 10 years to make a deal.
The deal will protect the environment. It allows some logging and respects the wishes and economic opportunities of the Coastal First Nations.
“I am proud and happy but still a little upset it took this long,” says Dallas Smith. Smith is president of the Nanwakolas Council, a First Nations organization.