Central and North Coast EBM Implementation
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Following the fulfillment of the Coast Land Use Decision commitment to “fully establish an EBM system for the Central and North Coast area by March 31, 2009”, April 1, 2009 marks the beginning of a new phase of Government –to-Government implementation of EBM on the Central and North Coast. The focus of implementation has shifted to developing strategies to improve human well-being and a strategic landscape reserve design, designating Grizzly Bear no-hunting areas, concluding conservancy management planning, and improving Land Use Objectives with results from an adaptive management program.
Ecosystem-based management (EBM) as defined in the Land Use agreements between the Province and First Nations is “…an adaptive, systematic approach to managing human activities that seeks to ensure the co-existence of healthy, fully functioning ecosystems and human communities”
- EBM Implementation Update Report July 2012 [pdf]
- Adaptive Management Steering Committee Meets for First Time
- BC Government Expands “No Hunting” Areas for Bears
- Allowable Annual Cut Reduced in South-Central Coast [pdf]
- EBM Protects Coastal Jobs, Culture and Environment [pdf]
- Past News Items
Coast Land Use Decision
- The Decision
- Ecosystem-based Management (EBM)
- The Definition of Full Implementation of EBM [pdf]
- Implementation Committees
- Land Use Zones
News & Reports
- North Coast Plan Implementation and Monitoring Committee (NC PIMC)
- Ecosystem-based Management Working Group (EBM WG)
- Central Coast Plan Implementation and Monitoring Committee (CC PIMC)
- Central Coast Land and Resource Management Plan
- North Coast Land and Resource Management Plan
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In 2008, the BC Government committed to improving consultation and respectful engagement with First Nations. Benefits of this work—to government, First Nations, proponents, and the public—include enhancing meaningful government-to-government relations with First Nations, creating a positive investment climate by providing certainty and predictability, and reducing the heavy consultation workload for all parties.
The First Nations Initiatives Division (FNID), a division of the Integrated Land Management Bureau, is leading a shift in business to the “Virtual integration” of aboriginal relations. Virtual Integration is a government initiative to implement common, policies, procedures and tools across all the natural resource agencies. FNID works with all Natural Resource Agencies to deliver Virtual Integration through two main business lines:
- Coordinating interagency consultation with First Nations, comprising i) an aligned policy framework, ii) regional economic development priority setting, including shared business planning and resource sharing, and iii) coordinating multi-authorization project consultation.
- Negotiating strategic agreements with First Nations that will improve the Province’s investment climate, reduce the consultation volume for all parties, create enduring forums for government-to-government engagement and achieve the goals of the Transformative Change Accord.