Six Forest Hotspots Across Canada
* Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia
Provincial government compromise tries to satisfy logging and environmental interests by permitting logging of rain forests on two-thirds of Vancouver Island only.
* Lubicon Lake, Alberta
Spending hundreds of millions of dollars to subsidize a dozen new pulp mills and expansions, the province in the late 1980s issued permits to log 85,200 square miles - almost all of its productive forest. Called ``the great forest sell-off'' by critics, most deals were signed in 1988 without public hearings. Indians raided logging camps in November 1990.
* Wiggins Bay, Saskatchewan
The longest blockade in Canadian history (14 months) began in May 1992 when 31 Indians were arrested for blocking a logging road. Blockades continued as traditional lands were cut to supply mills owned by Millar-Western Inc. and NorSask Forest Products Ltd.
* Temagami, Ontario
Ontario's Premier, Bob Rae, was among those arrested during protests in 1989 over cutting Ontario's old-growth red and white pine forests. A tentative settlement was reached in August, though debate continues.
* Lac Barriere, Quebec
Logging road blockades and protests by Algonquin Indians in 1991 were followed by a pact with provincial and federal government. Blockades resumed in August 1992 after Indians claimed breach of the pact. In May, the province agreed to a short-term plan, which Indians accepted.
* Sheshashiu, Labrador
In September 1991, a dozen Inuit (Eskimo) families blockaded the construction of a logging road. There has been no road expansion in the area since that time.