The following are time lapse satellite images of our local mountains. Each white bar at the bottom of the video is a year starting in 1984 and running to 2016. The beige and light green patches on the mountains are clear-cuts - the most recent cuts are beige - they start beige and turn green as the years pass.
The images are a little blurry - especially the older images - as we are zooming in quite a bit.
This gives you a good picture of the municipal logging activity over time. These videos shows how our communities are growing and our mature forests are shrinking.
It also highlights why the patch clear-cut logging is now moving from the back mountains into the open areas - it takes almost 50 years for the trees to grow back and we are running out of places for back mountain patches.
We need to take a critical look at what we are doing - are there other options?
note: the forest to the far left (west) is not part of the Municipality
Mt. Tzouhalem & Stoney Hill
Stoney Hill is to the right and Mt. Tzouhalem is in the center. These mountains are the lest logged to date.
Maple Mountain & Mount Richards