Occasionally there is evidence that people can support biodiversity. This is an example of this. I like this because not only is this an example of successful people, it is also an example of successful indigenous people. Too often, for what ever reason, we are told stories of humans degrading their environment. It is worth putting this in context, after a little over 200 years western capitalistic societies are on the brink of collapsing the natural environment. But we have options; that is the subject of this blog and this is a good example that we do have choices.
Human occupation is usually associated with deteriorated landscapes, but new research shows that 13,000 years of repeated occupation by British Columbia’s coastal First Nations has had the opposite effect, enhancing temperate rainforest productivity.