Douglas Gook

Douglas Gook

I'm passionate for the solutions to the threatening issues facing our planet. The residents of Nechako Lakes have the solutions for creating thriving communities, as long as you have a MLA and government that works with you to achieve those solutions. Keeping the 'Gas in the Land, the Oil in the Soil and the Coal in the Hole' is baseline for planetary climate stability. Standing in support with the frontline Indigenous rights and land defenders at Unist'ot'en, Madii Li, Lelu Island and other locations around the province is an inspiration for us all. Recognizing the energy solution that rises every morning is so important for our children's future.

As a EcoForestry practitioner and wildcrafter, my time in wild forests has provided life long learning for working to change the current corporate industrial fibre mining model. Being involved with Natural Selection Forestry initiatives has convinced me of the possibility of there being stable thriving forest based communities when this value added silvicultural system is combined with employment intensive selective harvesting and value added manufacturing. The soft wood lumber dispute becomes a mute point when we shift to these alternative models.

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