The primary economic benefits that karst landscapes provide to
British Columbia are:
- Timber – High-value timber
resources, particularly those found on Vancouver Island.
- Agriculture – Karst areas are characteristically
rich for agricultural purposes.
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- Minerals – The quarrying of limestone and dolomite is
a major economic activity,
providing raw materials and processed products for agriculture,
glass and paint
manufacturing, concrete production, pulp and paper production.
and marble are
used for building and ornamental stone.
- Recreation – Karst generates opportunities
for employment and revenue from tourism (attractive
surface karst features, underlying caves,
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