A blog about life in the Bella Coola Valley and the Central Coast area of British Columbia for anyone interested in an incredible and rich part of BC's coast. I hope to provide my thoughts about things as simple as weather observations and seasonal issues, to comments about life and the natural history in the Bella Coola Valley, the Central Coast and the west Chilcotin area.
Note: All photos on this blog were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. While the photos and written material are all the property of the author and protected by Copyright, I'm not a professional photographer and you can use the photos if a link or attribution is provided back to my blog. If you have a need to use a particular photo and you want the high resolution file, leave a comment with your email (I won't publish it) and we can discuss what use you intend the photo for. Grizzly
A resident of the Bella Coola Valley and observer of the natural history, geography, resources, regional climate and cultural history of the Bella Coola Valley, Central Coast and the West Chilcotin area of BC.
The Bella Coola Valley has enough interior influence (cold winters, warm summers and less precipitation) which make it ideal for paper birch (Betula papyrifera). There are no large contiguous stands of it in the valley, but it's just about everywhere intermixed with the deciduous forest and young conifer forests. It's a beautiful tree for shade, just to look at, for firewood and lumber for cabinetry. I enjoy the bark because they have lots of colour variations between different trees and as they age. Grizzly