Forest tenure information
Satellite image of clearcuts on Crown land in the Granite Bay area of Quadra Island, circa 2019
THE PROJECT IS GATHERING publicly available information about the operations of each of the forest tenure holders operating on the Discovery Islands. The links below will take you to each tenure holder’s page, which includes its current “Forest Stewardship Plan” filed with the ministry of forests.
Also included on these pages is a catalogue of the clearcuts created each year by each tenure holder since 2010.
The summary for each forest tenure includes year-by-year accounts of the forest carbon emissions associated with those clearcuts.
Logging in British Columbia is highly subsidized. The more a company cuts, the more highly it is subsidized, either by taxpayers or by nature. The links below include information about the extent of subsidization of each tenure holder’s logging operations.
Our summary for each tenure also include estimates of full-time equivalent jobs created by that tenure.
Additional material, including photographs and comments on current operations of these tenures will be added as we get them. The public can provide comments on each tenure’s page.
Quadra Island forest tenures
Read Island forest tenures
Cortes Island forest tenures
Klahoose First Nation Woodlot 0090