Queen Charlotte Islands Fish-Forestry Project

The Queen Charlotte Islands Fish-Forestry Interaction Program was an interdisciplinary study assessing the interactions between timber harvesting operations and mass wasting, and their effects on fish habitat.

The program began in 1981, after conflicts between forestry and fisheries resource interests escalated in the late 1970s following a series of winter rainstorms in 1978 that triggered hundreds of landslides throughout the Queen Charlotte Islands' forest land base.

Logging practices on steep slopes were criticized for accelerating mass wasting events that delivered masses of debris and sediment to important salmon spawning streams, and these events brought forward public and private concerns regarding logging practices on the Islands. This led to the creation of the Fish-Forestry Interaction Program (FFIP) by federal and provincial agencies.