Juskatla

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Juskatla
logging camp
Juskatla is located in British Columbia
Juskatla
Location of Juskatla in British Columbia
Coordinates: 53°36′22″N 132°19′24″W / 53.60611°N 132.32333°W / 53.60611; -132.32333Coordinates: 53°36′22″N 132°19′24″W / 53.60611°N 132.32333°W / 53.60611; -132.32333
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
RegionHaida Gwaii
Regional DistrictSkeena-Queen Charlotte
Founded~1940
Area
 • Total7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total5
 • Density0.67/km2 (1.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
Postal code span
WaterwaysJuskatla Inlet (Masset Inlet)

Juskatla is a settlement on Juskatla Inlet, a sidewater off the southern end of Masset Inlet on Graham Island, the largest and northernmost of the Haida Gwaii islands off the North Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

Background[edit]

Juskatla is solely a logging camp. It is sometimes also called Juskatla Camp and has neither a residential area nor any businesses other than forestry facilities. Loggers usually work in Juskatla but live in nearby Port Clements.[1]

Juskatla used to have a steady population of only 5 inhabitants, but now has none. A few people work there for a logging outfit, Edwards & Associates.

Juskatla was established in the 1940s during World War II to supply the Allied air force with wood.[2]

It is still the center of wood processing on northern Graham Island and is currently operated by Taan Forest.

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