Tree Frog Forestry News

Logging threatens tourism values, kayaking company says

January 5, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

While some British Columbians are busy wringing their hands over oil pipelines and tankers, tourism operators complain that clearcut logging is quietly denuding B.C.’s renowned Inside Passage — in Johnstone Strait and the Discovery Islands, north of Campbell River. The latest battleground is Boat Bay off West Cracroft Island where a commercial kayaking company fears that imminent logging by TimberWest will “change the overall appeal of this world-class ecotourism area.” Breanne Quesnel, owner of Spirit of the West Adventures Ltd., said she fears “very negative consequences for our business as we would be surrounded by clearcuts at our most popular campsite and prime tourism corridor.”