Revitalizing British Columbia's Coastal Economy

Publication - December 31, 2002
A New Economic Vision for the North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii

Executive summary: The report shows economic prospects for First Nations, communities and residents of the study area are best achieved by increasing the proportion of the land base protected, and adopting more sustainable methods of resource extraction and industrial development. Even if ecological values carried no weight, the report indicates a much stronger economic case can be made for this overall approach — referred to in the report as the ‘Sustainability Scenario’ — than if logging, mining and other industrial development were to continue on the coast as Business-As-Usual.

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