Human Impacts

Copy of Burnso Bog Fire 024As population size has increased in this region, there has been increasing pressure put on the environment of the Strait. This is the result of resource extraction and development for housing, forestry, industry, agriculture and mining. At the same time, there has been increased use of water, increased outputs of sewage and pollution, and increased land conversion for human development and industry.

We are gathering data on human impacts ranging from population growth, water usage, agriculture and sewage outputs, pulp and paper mill effluents, mining and forestry impacts, aquaculture, fishing, marine transportation, and recreational usage of the waters of the Strait.



Some of the links below are to sites that provide further information on key issues impacting the Strait.