The coastal forest industry is facing economic and environmental constraints, while the municipalities most affected by the industry are unsure how to balance the two.
“It’s positive to maintain natural green spaces and protected areas,” said Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams. “It’s also positive that there have been identified areas where there is continued allowable cut so that the industry can remain viable as well. It’s all about maintaining that balance.”
The Truck Loggers Association (TLA) conducted two surveys of community leaders’ views of changes to coastal forestry between 2004 to 2015. The survey gauged support by community representatives, including mayors, for both the coastal forest industry as well as public parks and protected land.