If you’ve read The Turing Exception, you know that part of it is set on Cortes Island, in British Columbia. I first visited Cortes in 2003, and learned then about a long-running effort to save a forest on the island from clear cutting. That forest is now a public park. I’m honored to have met Ruth and Oliver. Here’s the story: Long fight to save a beloved British Columbia forest ends with victory.


Ruth Ozeki stands in front of new public park. Photo by Oliver Kellhammer.