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Touchwood Tours Forestry Tours

See the FOREST & the TREES

with our Guided Forestry Tours

Touchwood Tours Company Profile

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Prince George, Largest city in northern BC

A Land of Forests, Rivers and Wildlife

Nestled in the verdant forests, at the confluence of the historically important Fraser and Nechako Rivers, Prince George, the largest city in Northern BC, is a vibrant community rich in history and culture with unlimited recreational opportunitiesMany of our guided field tours take place in this region due to the rich variety of industry and forestry practices to experience.

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About the Prince George Region

Wildlife viewingOur Northern forests range from boreal spruce and Poplar in the northeast to high-elevation balsam and cedars along the Rockies, to the Lodgepole pine and Douglas-fir forests of the Interior plateau.  The surrounding landscape includes magnificent mountains, boreal forests, pristine lakes, winding rivers and streams, and abundant wildlife such as moose, deer, black and grizzly bears, elk, and mountain goats.

Our tours operate in the northern part of the Interior Plateau, the Omineca Mountains to the north, sections of the Rocky Mountain Trench to the east and part of the Cariboo Range to the south.  The main forest ecosystems in the region are boreal, white and black spruce, Engelmann spruce-sub-alpine fir, Interior cedar-hemlock, and sub-boreal spruce zones.

Our Vision and Goals

Forest Industry Practices at WorkOur goal is to share information with the public about current forestry practices, past practices, and the future direction of forest management.  We want to promote a better understanding of the forest industry and the role it plays in the local economy and environment and advance the cause of forestry.

We hope to develop public appreciation for the positive environmental and economic benefits of British Columbia's forest industry, and encourage the wise use and management of all forestry-related resources including wood, wildlife, soil and water.

About Touchwood Tours and Mark Clark, RPF

Mark Clark RPFMark L. Clark, who lives in Prince George with his wife Norma and daughter Lauren, has been a leading specialist in the forestry industry since 1981 when he received his Registered Professional Forester designation.  Working as a treeplanter, forest engineer and practicing industrial forester has given Mark a wealth of pratical and insightful knowledge of the forestry and tourism industry – garnered through years of successful, hands-on experience. Currently a woodlot licence holder with 200 hectares of private forest, and an avid fisherman, Mark enjoys guiding anglers and helping out with volunteer work on fisheries issues.  Mark also consults on a regular basis with industry throughout the interior of BC, in the areas of silvicultural performance, project design/implementation and forest certification.      

Our guided forestry field tours are a great opportunity to view the current on-the-ground practices of a sustainable forest management process.  The day long trips include transportation, lunch, and expert (ie old!! tour leaders) and the chance to interact with local workers on a one to one basis.  Safety considerations include FM radio communications and first aid coverage.

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Mark is a “real gentlemen” and has gained an excellent reputation for his stories.  Major groups have come from Malta, England, Sweden, Italy, Finland, Japan, Hong Kong, Germans, Americans and Canadians.  These customized trips are perfect for individuals, families, business travellers, schools and groups.

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