A new $1-million trust will be established to commemorate the royal visit to the Great Bear Rainforest.
Premier Christy Clark says the new Great Bear Rainforest Education and Awareness Trust will help establish a deeper public recognition and appreciation of the Great Bear Rainforest.
Trust funds will be used to support various activities like:
- Developing teacher and student resources centered on the Great Bear Rainforest that’s aligned to B.C.’s new curriculum.
- Raising public awareness of the Great Bear Rainforest and the people who have lived on B.C.’s Central and North Coast for more than 12,000 years.
- Resource management practices and supporting ongoing research.
- Investing in and support broader resource management based education, awareness and understanding in the Great Bear Rainforest area.
The trust will be up and running later this year. Funds will be overseen by an advisory board made up of government officials, First Nations members and other groups.