British Columbia Conservation Foundation - Surrey office

Protecting Species at Risk on BC's South Coast

While there are many tools available to local governments for protecting species and ecosystems at risk (SEAR), few governments take full advantage of them. The goal of the South Coast Conservation Program's (SCCP)  2013-2014 regional pilot was to create an eco-regional approach to species at risk protection at the local government level, including:

Surge Narrows Community Association

Discovery Islands Ecosystem Mapping Project

In the past, there was a lack of scientific data to support development and land management decisions in the remote, rural Discovery Islands and nearby mainland inlets of BC's Discovery Passage.

So, in 2012, Surge Narrows Community Association spearheaded the Discovery Islands Ecosystem Mapping Project (DIEM) to identify, map and analyze data on ecosystems, water resources and enduring natural features.

Tides Canada Initiatives Society

Sacred Headwaters Ecosystem Valuation Pilot Project

This project was the initial phase of a program to assess the value of ecosystem services in the Skeena, Nass and Stikine watersheds: the Sacred Headwaters region, which is the proposed site for several industrial projects.

Ecosystem services are the benefits people receive from natural ecological systems – providing, regulating and supporting essential "products" such as oxygen, clean water and healthy soils.  

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