Environmental Movement

ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT in BC emerged in its modern form in the 1950s with protests over HYDROELECTRICITY development. The writer Roderick HAIG-BROWN and other conservationists objected to dam building on BUTTLE, CAMPBELL and Upper Campbell lakes on the grounds that valuable wildlife habitat would be lost to rising waters and the pristine wilderness of STRATHCONA PROVINCIAL PARK would be sullied. Although these efforts were largely unsuccessful, future environmentalists took heart from the fact...

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