1911 Five-spot, 0-4-2 saddle tank locomotive of the BC Mills Timber and Trading Company at Granite Bay (Michael Eert collection)
Below, the same locomotive at the Granite Bay log dump on the southeast end of the bay. A log has just been pulled off the railcar and rolled down the skid, creating a splash of water to the far right. (Burnaby Village Museum)
Below, the BC Mills Timber and Trading Company’s “Old Curly,” likely in the Granite Bay area circa 1912-1914 (Burnaby Village Museum). Old Curly’s number plate was a “3”.
By M.W. Gormely (Forest Surveys Division)
"This report is based upon a survey of the proposed Quadra Forest made by M.W. Gormely during the summer of 1930 and deals with forest conditions as at that time.
Areas having an appreciable or potential agricultural value were excluded from the proposed Forest in the determination of a permanent boundary."
By W.G. Hughes (BC Forest Service, Dept of Lands and Forests)
This record consists of two documents, one issued in 1948 and the other in 1949. The 1949 document appears to be a summary of the 1948 report.
1948 Quadra Island opt.pdf
1949 Quadra Island opt.pdf
This project created tiled images from 2016 satellite imagery for three of the Discovery Islands. These images create a high resolution record of the the forest that has been removed by clearcut logging since 2016.
A brief history of ecosystem disturbance by humans on Quadra Island.
IN EARLY 2019, someone poaching old-growth from TFL 47 felled a 269-year-old Douglas fir just off the Granite Bay Road. A Discovery Islands Forest Conservation Project field team came across the butt end and photographed it before it was removed by the surreptitious faller. The life of this middle-aged tree, which was 8.4-feet in circumference (2.8 feet in diameter), spanned more than the entire history of European arrival and colonization of the Discovery Islands.