This grove of cedars is in We Wai Kai Nation’s Woodlot 1970, on the east side of Quadra Island at Ralph Point north of Yeatman Bay. One of the cedars in the grove measures 31.6 feet in circumference at breast height in September 2021. There are roughly 30 cedars of significant size and a few large Douglas firs in the grove area.
The Nation’s Woodlot Plan map does not show this as an area where harvesting will be avoided, but rather it is mapped as a “Visual/Recreational Management Area.” A visit to the grove in September 2022 showed a logging road has been built just to the southwest of the grove. A “Cutting Boundary” had been flagged through the grove.
Ralph Point Grove on Okisollo Channel. Elephant Mountain on Maurelle Island is directly across the channel from Ralph Point.
Western red cedar at Ralph Point, September 2022. (Photo by Paul Bishop)
Photos below were taken by David Broadland in September 2022