Sechelt Inlets Coastal Strategy: Conflict Resolution Using Consensus-Based Planning and Computer G.I.S.by Catherine Berris, Catherine Berris Associates Inc, Vancouver, Canada,
Abstract: This project was initiated by local government to develop a strategy for the planning and management of coastal resources in an area with a fragile environment, and heavy user demands for aquaculture, forestry and recreation uses. A Working Committee of representatives from federal, provincial and local governments, industry and the community worked together using a consensus-based approach to planning. Information on land status, land use, and user and agency interests was documented in a computer Geographic Information System. The result of the project is an overall strategy for the Sechelt Inlets; including goals and objectives, an Area Designation Plan with policies, and tools for implementation and monitoring.
Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Information systems | Coastal processes | Local government | Resource management | Land use | Inlets (waterway)
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