With a push from high-tech philanthropists in Seattle, the Canadian province of British Columbia has created a 65,000-acre park plus 48 other protected areas, USA Today reported Jan. 24.
The new Snowy Mountain Provincial Park, which had been targeted for logging, is adjacent to 25,000 acres of Washington State wilderness that the Seattle philanthropists helped protect last year.
In return, the philanthropists agreed to help British Columbia, including First Nations Tribes, attract more high-tech investment.
“A key to the high-tech success of the Northwest has been our ability to recruit talent with the quality of life our environment offers,” David Cornfield, a former Microsoft official and early Amazon.com investor, told USA Today.
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