Logging impacts Wells Gray Park tourism benefits

Letter by Tay Briggs, manager – Wells Gray Adventures
BC Local News
October 23, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

I was interested to read the recent article in The Times regarding the meeting at the forest service discussing the visual impact of logging on the road into Wells Gray Park. Though a visual quality designation that recognizes the important tourism value of this area would be welcome, it is important for people involved in the tourism industry to understand this discussion will have no impact on the logging that CANFOR is currently doing in the Clearwater River corridor. Despite many requests from community members, CANFOR has not acknowledged the need to help the tourism industry maintain a more wilderness feel for the entry into Wells Gray Park.

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