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Most of the physical features of the Discovery Islands haven’t been named. In this anonymous state it’s difficult to developed a common understanding of the condition of the forest that surrounds these features. This project has adopted all the official names that exist and has taken the step of creating placeholder names on significant features such as unnamed lakes and mountains. We will incorporate First Nations’ names as those become known to the project.
History of forest loss on the Discovery Islands
Each area-based tenure holder given the right to log Crown land in BC is required to create and publish a plan that shows how different parts of the area will be treated.
Discovery Islands cutting plans map
This map exists as a result of the Discovery Islands Tourism Working Group’s interaction with the ministry of forests. It shows planned cutblocks two year or three years ahead of when they would normally be made public.
We have gathered tools that allow calculating the amount of carbon prematurely released to the atmosphere as a result of clearcut logging in BC. This allows attribution of carbon emissions associated with specific logging operations or timber processing facilities such as mills. The calculation involves reconstructing the entire forest stand that was clearcut based on the volume of merchantable wood that was scaled from that clearcut.
Ministry of Forests Harvest Billing System
This is the publicly accessible portal to HBS. The system goes back to 2006, inclusive. This tool can be used to determine the volume of cut and the stumpage paid by month or year, by region, management unit, forest file ID, or timber mark. Requests for data can be filtered by species, product, grade and billing type.
BC Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory 1990-2020
To comply with Canada’s international commitments, BC reports its GHG emissions annually. Reports are about 2 years behind current date. The BC GHG Inventory includes reporting of emissions related to the Other Land Use category, which includes four aspects of forest-management-related emissions: “Forest Growth Minus Decay,” “Slash Pile Burning,” “Wildfires,” and “Decomposition of Harvested Wood Products.” These are not yet included as part of our provincial emissions although they are certainly carbon emissions to the atmosphere.
This is a Strathcona Regional District iMap that shows all surveyed lots in the Discovery Islands. Note: This project confines its analyses to publicly-owned (Crown) land.
BC Species & Ecosystems Explorer
This is a BC Conservation Data Centre online tool where you can learn about the species and ecological communities in BC.
Google Earth Forest Removal Time Lapse Generator
This tool can be used to determine when logging occurred in a specific place of interest. The time-lapse sequence covers the period from 1984 to 2020.