Coastal Planning in British Columbia: Problems and Solutions

by Joe Truscott, Ministry of Agriculture, Victoria, Canada,
Michael McPhee, Ministry of Agriculture, Victoria, Canada,
Larry Wolfe, Ministry of Agriculture, Victoria, Canada,
Alan Ferguson, Ministry of Agriculture, Victoria, Canada,
Colin Rankin, Ministry of Agriculture, Victoria, Canada,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Canada

Abstract: British Columbia is the most western Canadian province encompassing 27,000 km of deeply incised coastline and myriad islands and waterways. The mix of varied and often conflicting uses superimposed on complex physiography and oceanography has stimulated a number of studies and recommendations. Yet, no overall coastal resources management program has been adopted provincially or federally. This paper reports on a new study specifically designed to increase the chances that an overarching coastal resource management strategy will be formulated. This study identifies potential management functions for coastal resources and optional institutional structures and elements of a coastal management strategy for B.C.

Subject Headings: Resource management | Coastal management | Coastal environment | Oceanography | Islands | Shores | Waterways | Federal government | Structural members | North America | British Columbia | Canada

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