Potential impact of logging on view corridors

Potential impact of logging on view corridors 2017-10-27T20:40:01+00:00

This video shows moving digital models of potential logging impact on view corridors, created using Google Earth®. This video has no sound.

View corridors are one of the few aspects of logging that can truly influence decision-making. Bowen is a mountainous island with steep, visible slopes. It’s clear to us that with popular routes on all sides of Bowen, logging here would not be worth the cost.

The data we used was provided by BC Timber Sales, Bowen Island Municipality and the Provincial Government of BC. The logging areas shown are under BCTS control – they might not actually log to the borders of each footprint, but over 20 years the imprint would be quite clear.

More detailed maps on our site show that the BCTS land on Radio Hill contains within it Fairy Fen, a reserve that would not be logged, but would be impacted by erosion above.

In the video you can see the views of the lands controlled by BC Timber Sales on Bowen from these perspectives:

  • leaving Horseshoe Bay on a ferry or boat
  • driving to Horseshoe Bay on the highway from Whistler, BC
  • passing the south shore of Bowen Island in a cruise ship
  • entering Tunstall Bay
  • passing the north shore and east shore of Bowen on the Langdale ferry

The data we used was provided by BC Timber Sales, Bowen Island Municipality and the Provincial Government of BC. Please refer to other maps provided on this website for greater accuracy.