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Title: Markets pulling BC forestry toward FSC certification

Year: 2005

Type: Newsletter

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Description of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in BC; forestry in Tsleil-Wartuth territory; costs-benefits of FSC certification; connecting wood to local buyers.

 

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Title: Social Science Annotated Bibliography on Human-Carnivore Interactions

Year: 2005

Author(s): C├ęcile Lacombe

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
This annotated bibliography provides a summary of international and North American research and other literature deemed relevant to wolf and cougar management in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, with particular reference to the human side of human-wolf and human-cougar interactions. Where pertinent, examples from research concerned with other wild animals were included. This annotated bibliography has the objective of acquiring a good knowledge of human-carnivore encounters, understanding factors that lead to negative encounters, and identifying management communication strategies that might be useful for addressing the problem.

 

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Title: Legacies at Long Beach

Year: 2005

Author(s): Emily Davis

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
The Canadian Model Forest Program began with the establishment of ten sites across the country in 1992 as part of the Green Plan for a Healthy Environment. With federal funding and direction, these were expected to mediate among stakeholders, demonstrate best practices, and provide a forum for exchange of "cutting edge" science and technology. My thesis surveys these policies through a focus on the Long Beach Model Forest in Clayoquot Sound, disbanded in 2002 and considered a failure. I examine how a certain application of what sustainable development meant federally interacted with the localized politics of places like Clayoquot. This meaning was shaped largely by Canada's efforts to present itself as a "model forest nation" in international environmental governance institutions such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests. Through textual analysis of Model Forest Program documentation at the local, provincial, and federal levels, and forest-oriented political economy, I conclude that large bureaucratic projects deploying "sustainability" at this time did indicate new ways in which the forest was known and ordered through techniques of governance, mapping, and ecosystem management. However, for communities on the front lines of the "war in the woods," these types of efforts often amounted to symbolic politics. The federal government continued to perform a neutral advocacy role and reinforce visions of objectivity within the bounded space of a model forest, even with regards to the social demands of sustainability. Rather than providing a simple narrative of failure in Long Beach, I emphasize the complexity and contingency inherent to its multstakeholder decision-making processes, especially the often-productive relations between members of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation and non-aboriginal communities in Clayoquot Sound.

 

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Title: Visitor Behaviour and Perception of Bears, Wolves and Cougars at Pacific Rim National Park

Year: 2005

Author(s): Sasha Wade, University of Victoria (B.Sc. Honours Project)

Type: Student Paper

Description:
This study's objective was to determine whether conflict-related behavior of visitors in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (PRNPR) towards bears, cougars and wolves could be predicted by their perceived risk, emotional attribution about the animal, perceived knowledge, or overall true animal knowledge. An additional aim was to test the Simplified Conjoint Expected Risk model, which explains differences in perceived risk. Surveys were administered to 179 PRNPR visitors. Perceived knowledge, perceived risk and emotional attribution towards the animal were significant predictors of conflict-related behavior. Subjective probability of harm significantly predicted perceived risk. These results have implications for renewed park management strategies and programs that target the behaviour of visitors to PRNPR.

 

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Title: Residents' Attributions, Attitudes, and Support for Human-Wildlife Conflict Management

Year: 2005

Author(s): Christine L. Jackson, University of Victoria (B.Sc. Honours Project)

Type: Student Paper

Description:
This study aimed to gain knowledge about human-wildlife conflicts, with the ultimate goal of assisting in the effective management of these interactions. Its immediate purpose was to investigate, with respect to bears, cougars, and wolves, the values, attitudes, knowledge, and past experiences of residents who live near the Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (PRNPR). It examined how residents' experiences and attitudes affect the attributions they make about the causes of their interactions. It also examined how environmental attitudes and knowledge about current management strategies predict residents' support for various solutions...

 

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Title: Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area: Shoreline Survey, May-June 2005

Year: 2005

Author(s): Barbara Beasley; Caron Olive

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
The Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located near the village of Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is approximately 1770 hectares of tidal flats and 338 hectares of terrestrial lands. It is considered one of the ten most critical wetland areas for migratory birds in western Canada. Stewardship of the WMA involves minimizing the effects of adjacent development. In 2005, we initiated a baseline survey of 2322 m of shoreline where housing development has the highest potential to alter terrestrial and marine habitats over the next decade. We combined photo-point monitoring with field surveys along transects to document how much linear shoreline was occupied by different vegetation types, including invasive exotic plants. We also recorded the presence of buildings, other human structures, potential perch trees, large woody debris, fallen trees and streams. Coniferous trees dominated the shoreline and marsh vegetation occurred over most of the high intertidal area. Buildings were present along approximately 710m of shoreline. The exotic invasive species (Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius), and another invasive, vetch (not identified to speceis), were found close to buildings. The photos, survey data and maps were summarized and compiled on the West Coast Vancouver Island Web Atlas in the hope that they will support informed decision-making, assist with the generation of educational material, and increase awareness of shoreline development along sensitive habitats.

 

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Title: Conflicts Created by the Social Impacts of Tourism

Year: 2005

Author(s): Rebecca Vines

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
This action research project was focused on understanding the social impacts of tourism in Tofino, BC., The research used a survey to assess local opinions, which included questions concerning demographics, conditions that relate to local quality of life and a series of questions focused on resident's concerns about issues related to tourism. This survey was based on research conducted locally in the early 1990s entitled the Community Values Survey (White, 1991). The survey was distributed to a random sample of 90 homes and 52% were completed and returned. Overall, residents were somewhat satisfied with Tofino as a place to live, with a slightly higher mean score than in 1991. The qualitative data was sorted using the Psylomar Triangle method to distinguish issues as either structure, feeling or purpose related (Kaner and Berger, 2004). The majority of complaints focused on structural issues such as housing, water supply and sewage treatment.

 

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Title: First Nations discuss fisheries

Year: 2004

Author(s): David Wiwchar, Ha-shilth-sa Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

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The seeds of a new Nuu-chah-nulth fisheries management organization were planned last week at the Hupacasath House of Gathering as First Nations Ha'wiih and leaders met to discuss a Nuu-chah-nulth response to a new federal program. In an attempt to address some of the shortcomings of the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS), the Government of Canada has developed the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Ocean Management (AAROM) program. The new program launched across the country has an initial $8 million budget for this year, to be granted to appropriate programs.

 

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Title: Hupacasath hosts NTC Fisheries meetings

Year: 2004

Author(s): Brian Tate, Ha-shilth-sa Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
On April 26th special NTC meetings on Fishery issues were held at the Hupacasath House of Gathering on Ahahswinis Road. These special meetings were to go over the 2004 salmon outlook with DFO, and the Nuu-chah-nulth response to DFO's new Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) program.

 

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Title: Gooseneck barnacle fishery revived

Year: 2004

Author(s): Jillian Dickens, The Westerly Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
The gooseneck barnacle fishery is back on the West Coast after a four-year hiatus, and the associations devoted to the fishery are overjoyed. Last week the Department of Fisheries and Oceans issued an experimental gooseneck barnacle licence in conjunction with the WCVI Aquatic Management Board (AMB).

 

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Title: New wild salmon policy unveiled, conservation key.

Year: 2004

Author(s): The Westerly Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
The Federal Fisheries Minister says the government's Wild Salmon Policy will foster healthy, diverse salmon populations through better management. The poly unveiled Dec. 17, is geared to be a proactive, forward thinking approach to the conservation of the many species of Pacific Salmon, said fisheries minister Geoff Regan.

 

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Title: Memorandum of Understanding protects Clayoquot Sound.

Year: 2004

Author(s): Denise August, Ha-shilth-sa Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Weyerhaeuser (formerly MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.) and the five Central Region First Nations (Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht and Ucluelet) formed a partnership in an innovative new forest forest company called Isaak Forest Resources Limited (IFR). Shortly after the company formed in 1999, representatives of IFR signed an historic agreement with four major environmental groups vowing to support one another.

 

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Title: Assessing Community Capacity for Ecosystem Management: Clayoquot Sound and Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserves.

Year: 2004

Author(s): Sharmalene Ruwanthi Mendis

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
Biosphere reserves are regions that are internationally recognized for their ecological significance and work towards ecosystem management. The concept of community capacity, as developed in the resource management and health promotion literatures, was applied to two such regions that were designated in 2000: Clayoquot Sound and Redberry Lake. The purpose of this comparative research was to better understand what constitutes the collective ability, or community capacity, these places have for fulfilling their functions as biosphere reserves. M.A. Thesis, University of Saskatchewan.

 

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Title: Auditor General calls for action to save salmon

Year: 2004

Author(s): CBC News Vancouver

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Victoria-The provincial government should do much more to ensure the survival of wild salmon, says a report by B.C. Auditor General Wayne Strelioff .....

 

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Title: Central Region Chiefs strategize resource management

Year: 2004

Author(s): Denise Ambrose, Ha-Shilth-Sa

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Ittattsoo-The Central Region Chiefs met for the first time in 2004 at the Ucluelet First Nation Community Hall. The focus of the meeting was strategy development for the upcoming Clayoquot Sound Interim Measures Extension Agreement (IMEA) renegotiations and other political strategies....

 

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Title: Clayoquot watershed plans almost ready for public review

Year: 2004

Author(s): Jillian Dickens, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
It has taken ten years but come this November, eight more out of a total of 14 Clayoquot Sound watershed plans will be ready for public review, said Technical Planning Committee alternate chair Lindsay Jones...

 

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Title: Lake Cowichan wants compensation to not log watershed

Year: 2004

Author(s): Lexi Bainas, Cowichan Valley Citizen

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Lake Cowichan residents want more details about the price of a piece of environmentally sensitive municipal land the Town of Lake Cowichan will offer for sale....

 

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Title: Herring levels set for 2004

Year: 2004

Type: Newspaper Article

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has released its management plan for the 2004 commercial herring roe harvest on the BC coast. On Dec. 30, Federal Minister Geoff Regan announced that assessment regions have increased by an average of 25 percent. But the harvest will increase only slightly on the Barkley Sound/Esperanza Point region, according to local DFO Resource Manager Laurie Gordon....

 

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Title: Tofino mudflats committee plans conservation for area

Year: 2004

Author(s): Jillian Dickens, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
The Tofino mudflats are called "a jewel in the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve," because of its abundance of birds, fish and wildlife. And because many people know about the flats, the volunteer Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Advisory Committee is growing more active, starting with education and information, while working with the province and the community to develop long-term conservation plans for the area....

 

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Title: Carnivore-Human Relationship Research Planning Meeting

Year: 2004

Author(s): Jennie Sparkes; Bob Hansen

Type: Other

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Title: Attitudes, perception and knowledge: Understanding the human-cougar nexus on the West Coast Trail

Year: 2004

Author(s): Geoff Carrow, Royal Roads University

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
The purpose of this study is to develop an understanding of the attitudes, perspectives and knowledge of hikers visiting the West Coast Trail of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada with respect to cougars. The goal is to contribute to the body of knowledge of protected area management to assist wildlife managers in developing carnivore conservation strategies.

 

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Title: For the Birds? Neoliberalism and the Protection of Biodiversity in British Columbia

Year: 2004

Author(s): Jeremy Wilson

Type: Journal Article

Description:
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Title: Watershed Planning in Clayoquot Sound

Year: 2004

Author(s): Clayoquot Sound Technical Planning Committee

Type: Report (unpublished)

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This watershed plan for the Sydney-Pretty Girl planning unit was prepared by the Clayoquot Technical Planning Committee (TPC). Committee membership consists of representatives from the First Nations of Clayoquot Sound and technical staff from the provincial agencies. The primary responsibility of the TPC is to complete watershed-level planning for Clayoquot Sound.

 

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Title: Tofino groups petition to remove Clayoquot from Working Forest.

Year: 2003

Author(s): The Westerly Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Clayoquot Sound is unique and should be exempt from the provincial government's controversial Working Forest Initiative, say municipal government and business representatives in Tofino. Tofino Council has petitioned Sustainable Resource Management Minister Stan Hagen amd Premier Gordon Campbell, asking that the 262,000 hectare Clayoquot Sound be removed from the plan. The Tofino - Long Beach Chamber of Commerce supports the request, calling for \an equal voice for tourism.

 

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Year: 2003

Type: Journal

Description:
This volume has a theme of Collaborative Planning and Sustainable Resource Management: The North American Experience.