We acknowledge that we live and work on unceded Indigenous territories and we thank the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations for their hospitality.
Guest edited by Graeme Wynn, a geographer from the University of British Columbia and a leading figure in the field of environmental studies in Canada, this interdisciplinary issue includes essays on the origins of Greenpeace (Frank Zelko); the social response to modernity among people dislocated by the damming of the Arrow Lakes (Tina Loo); response to the depletion of the halibut fishery (John Thistle); water pollution and environmental politics in the city of Vancouver (Arn Keeling); the bird con-servation movement in British Columbia (Jeremy Wilson); and a photo-essay that explores attitudes toward development and nature in interwar BC through the photographs of J.W. Clark (James Murton). An introductory essay by Graeme Wynn reflects on the burgeoning field of environmental studies and the importance of British Columbia as a site for exploring large questions about the environment within the context of a particular region.
by Jeremy Wilson (pg: 241-77)