Notes on the Geography of Canada (B.C.): Forest Clearance: Photo 1
Logging in the Pacific Northwest began on sites close to navigable waterways, which is why maps from 1900 show a distinctive pattern of logged land as a fringe or ruff on mainland and island shores. There's been a lot of recovery in the ensuing century. Here, secondary forest recovers on one of the Gulf Islands fronting Active Pass, between Victoria and Vancouver.
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