A deal to finalize the protection of the largest coastal temperate rainforest left on Earth is imminent. Covering a massive swath of Canada’s Pacific coast, the Great Bear Rainforest agreement will be one of the world’s most complex environmental victories and stands to be a global model for overcoming viciously intractable conflicts. 

National Observer is kicking off a special series delving into the importance of the Great Bear Rainforest, taking our readers behind the scenes to meet the people and communities who have spent two decades brokering this remarkable deal in stages. Read more in National Observer.