Kitlope Valley


KITLOPE VALLEY is a majestic coastal RAIN FOREST 100 km southeast of KITIMAT at the head of GARDNER CANAL. The name comes from the TSIMSHIAN, meaning "people of the rock." The area was occupied by the Henaaksiala First Nation until the 1930s, when surviving members moved to Kitamaat. The watershed is rich in all 5 species of Pacific SALMON and a wide variety of wildlife. The valley contains the largest intact coastal temperate rain forests still in existence. LOGGING began in the 1970s, but...

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