Unsightly logging a concern in Skidegate Inlet

  • Apr. 1, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Queen Charlotte councillors are concerned about the visual impact proposed logging will have in the west narrows of Skidegate Inlet. The issue was raised earlier this month by Councillor Leslie Johnson. She said that with the islands moving towards tourism, there should be more attention paid to the sight lines in the inlet, where many people, including tourists and fishing clients, can see the impacts of logging. Other councillors thanked Ms Johnson for bringing the issue forward. Councillor Kris Olsen said some of the previous blocks cut in the narrows are unacceptable. Councillors asked staff to contact the Ministry of Forests about who had plans to log in the area. Chief administrative officer Bill Beamish came back to them on March 21 saying that Teal Cedar was the outfit to contact. He said he would write a letter outlining the village’s concerns to the company.