Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site

GWAII HAANAS NATIONAL PARK RESERVE AND HAIDA HERITAGE SITE, 1,470 sq km, encompasses about 15% of the QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS. The magnificent archipelago contains about 138 islands, including S Moresby, Lyell, Burnaby, Kunghit and Anthony islands, and extends about 90 km from north to south. The area contains ancient FORESTS of giant Sitka SPRUCE and western red CEDAR. The park reserve was established in 1987 after a long struggle by HAIDA elders, more than 75 of whom were arrested during the...

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