The Socio-Economic Importance of Maintaining the Quality of Recreational Resources in Northern British Columbia: the Case of Lakelse Lake

This paper reports on a series of surveys conducted during the summer of 1973 to determine the economic and social value of Lakelse Lake to residents of British Columbia. The study contains information on the lake's commercial and recreational activities and on how members of the general public feel Lakelse Lake should be developed for future generations. Even though the primary purpose is to evaluate the importance of Lakelse Lake to all British Columbians, and to make recommendations on the direction of future development, attention is focussed on examining the importance of Lakelse Lake to those living in the northwestern part of the province. It is believed that the importance of Lakelse Lake is enhanced to a considerable degree by the fact that it is located in northern British Columbia where the number of alternative recreational opportunities is limited.

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Author Sinclair, W.F.
Data Steward Regional District of Kitimat-Sitkine
Publication Year 1974