The year was 1994; logging in the Kootenays and Selkirk mountains was a disaster, the Government was very slow in setting up some regulation with the private woodlot owners. Meetings between the so called tree-huggers and the logging companies where dramatic. The North-end of Kootenay Lake had still large areas of old growth forest and Inland Rain forests; sparsely populated, it was destined for be clear-cut.
Rumours started and spread fast – that people insisted of hearing in special places that the forest would make a sound like singing. That was not really what the “save the trees” campaign needed to hear, it was too much like a “Hippy” statement and not taking seriously.
When I think back, for many it was their “SACRED PLACE” they really heard the forest sing.
Large section of the old growth forest was set aside for preservation and to enjoy for generations to come
last painting for Singing forest