Pine Beetle Economic Impact Analysis


Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

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Mar 2006 to Nov 2006


Bulkley-Nechako, Cariboo, Fraser-Fort George and Thompson-Nicola Regional Districts
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Pine Beetle Economic Impact Analysis


An analytical baseline statistical report was created drawing upon data and information from government, business and community sources. Current and historical socio-economic trends were identified in the four regional districts most impacted by the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic: Bulkley- Nechako, Cariboo, Fraser-Fort George and Thompson-Nicola. This was compared to Comox-Strathcona Regional District and overall B.C. statistics and trends. The report also highlighted strengths and challenges and offered recommendations for socio-economic development.