Malaspina - Okeover Coastal Plan
- Malaspina-Okeover Coastal Plan [pdf - 4.18MB]
- 1.0 Introduction [pdf - 93kb]
- 2.0 Plan Area Description (Biophysical) [pdf - 361kb]
- 2.0 Plan Area Description (Socioeconomic) [pdf - 208kb]
- 3.0 Plan Framework and Direction [pdf - 94kb]
- 4.0 Plan Assessment [pdf - 65kb]
- 5.0 Plan Summary and Follow-up [pdf - 67kb]
- Appendices [pdf - 953kb]
- Study Area
The Malaspina Okeover Plan area is a high priority area for multiple use coastal planning due to its significant marine biota, increasing concentration of resource uses, including Sliammon First Nation cultural and historical use, shellfish aquaculture, tourism and recreation, and development on the adjacent upland. Concern has been growing about marine water quality as a result of the increased activity and development. Competition is increasing for limited available space, and residents fear there will be a loss of environmental amenities, property values and quality of life.
The Malaspina Okeover Coastal Plan seeks to enhance sustainable economic development, reinforce environmental values and reduce resource use conflicts. The government-led process has benefited from collaboration with local communities, tenure holders and interest groups in the area. Provincial and Federal agencies, the Sliammon First Nation, Powell River Regional District and a planning advisory committee composed of stakeholder group representatives during the process of plan development that began in the spring of 2002. This process is not intended to develop a community plan but may provide information for any future community planning process.
Background to the Planning Process:
- Terms of Reference [pdf - 197kb]
- Distribution of Eelgrass in Malaspina & Okeover Inlet [pdf - 517kb]
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