Massive landslide rocks B.C. grizzly bear country
Debris could affect salmon in a nearby channel where grizzlies feed
Heavy rain on a logging site after a dry summer may have triggered a massive landslide north of Campbell River this week, local guides say.
The slide happened on the southern edge of the Great Bear Rainforest near Knight Inlet.
"We could hear an unbelievable rumbling and we didn’t know what it was, thunder or what," said Dean Wyatt, owner of the Knight Inlet lodge.
"We woke up the next morning and the cove where we are was just littered with debris."
Wyatt says there were more than a dozen slides all at once, all in the same place.
No one was hurt, but Wyatt says there is concern how the debris could affect the salmon in the Glendale Spawning channel – the main food source for the grizzly bears in the area.
With files from the CBC’s Theresa Lalonde