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Title: Sablefish undergo mercury testing.

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jillian Dickens, The Westerly Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Routine monitoring of mercury levels in coastal water Sablefish (Black Cod) has determined unacceptable levels in the Stock Management Area (SMA) 3, encompassing the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

 

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Title: Draft watershed plans completed.

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

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The Clayoquot Sound Central Region Board (CRB) is inviting the public to comment before Feb. 28 on four watershed reserve plans for Clayoquot Sound. The plans have been completed in draft form by a Technical Planning Committee made up of three provincial and six First Nations representatives. The plans are meant to provide a framework for sustainable forestry practices in Clayoquot Sound.

 

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Title: Charges laid against salmon farming company

Year: 2005

Author(s): Living Oceans Society

Type: Newspaper Article

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Port Hardy-On June 7, 2005 charges were laid against Heritage Salmon, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by independent researcher Alexandra Morton for illegal discharge of sea lice from one of their farms in the Broughton Archipelago....

 

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Title: Tofino water supply projects updated

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Two projects aimed at alleviating Tofino's water shortage issues are on the horizon, but still in the distance. Tenders for the Tofino Water Upgrade Project have been awarded, and some preliminary work is expected to start this fall, says Public Works Superintendent Gary Holte, but the project won't begin in earnest until May, 2006 and the completion date is set for the end of 2006. This project involves the construction of a water supply main from Malthy Road to the Stump Dump, the construction of a $1.2 million reservior at the Stump Dump, a SCADA monitoring system, improvements to the inter-zonal pump station at Industrial Road, and a re-chlorination station in the south end of the district....

 

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Title: Legacies at Long Beach

Year: 2005

Author(s): Emily Davis

Type: Academic Thesis

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

Year: 2005

Author(s): Barbara Beasley; Caron Olive

Type: Report (unpublished)

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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: 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: Cadmium in oysters and scallops: the BC experience

Year: 2004

Author(s): George M. Kruzynski

Type: Journal Article

Description:
Health effects of non-occupational lifetime exposure to cadmium (Cd) are of growing concern worldwide. This overview provides some context for the current situation in coastal British Columbia, Canada, which arose in 1999 from the discovery of problematic residues of Cd in farmed Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas). Efforts are underway to define Cd sources and the geographical and seasonal variation of these Cd residues. The recent application by the European Community of a 1 ug Cd/g (wet weight) import limit to bivalve molluscs and the current deliberation by CODEX to adopt the same value, pose significant threats to the shellfish export trade in the Pacific Northwest (British Columbia, Washington and Alaska), where natural oceanographic conditions and coastal geology contribute to levels of Cd that usually exceed the 1 ppm limit. Human health aspects of chronic Cd exposure compromise an active field of study (this Symposium) and the validity of existing Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake is being questioned. Bioavailability of Cd from the oyster and scallop matrix is unknown and requires study. Ramifications of this uncertainty may include damage to public perception of the safety of the cultured shellfish product, loss of export market and general undermining of an industry being encouraged by both the Provide of British Columbia and Federal aquaculture initiatives. There is therefore a pressing need to redefine what the "safe" limit of lifetime Cd intake is from all sources, and determine bioavailability, specifically from bivalve molluscs. Such information would facilitate the definition of scientifically defensible Cd Limits by CODEX.

 

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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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Title: Shellfish closures affect Sound farms, harvesters

Year: 2003

Author(s): The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

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Shellfish farms in Barkley Sound may be affected by a two-month harvest closure due to fecal contamination. Water quality monitoring undertaken by Environment Canada in Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds has detected contamination concerns in several locations. Seasonal closures in Barkley Sound will affect parts of Useless Inlet, Toquart Bay, Pinkerton Islands, and Effingham Inlet. Little Whitepine Cove is the only location identified in Clayoquot Sound...

 

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Title: A Case History of Wolf-Human Encounters in and Around Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (1978-2003)

Year: 2003

Author(s): Todd Windle, University of Northern BC

Type: Report (unpublished)

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Introduction: Previous reviews of wolf-human encounters have found that wild, healthy wolves present little threat to humans, and that aggression towards humans is rare (McNay 2002). However, this view has been challenged due to recent attacks on humans by wolves (McNay 2002). The purpose of this case history review of wolf encounters in and around Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (PRNPR) is to aid park staff in future management decisions. I queried the PRNPR wildlife database for all wolf records, both inside and outside of the park boundary. I then reviewed these records to ensure that no records of observations were actually encounters, and that no records of encounters were actually observations. This resulted in 52 records of wolf encounters from January 1983 to September 2003. McNay (2002) categorised wolf behaviour into 5 categories of aggressive behaviour and 2 categories of non-aggressive behaviour. Because many of the records in the PRNPR wildlife database are lacking a full description of the event, I was only able categorise the records as aggressive or non-aggressive behaviour. I also added an additional category of aggressive behaviour towards dogs because of the high frequency of records containing this type of behaviour. There were 22 records of aggressive behaviour, 13 records of non-aggressive behaviour, and 17 records of aggressive behaviour toward dogs. It should be made clear that this report only contains those records of wolf encounters in the PRNPR database. It is possible that other encounters have happened during this time in the same general area that are not documented in the database.

 

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Title: Summary of Projects: Long Beach Model Forest Society

Year: 2003

Author(s): Long Beach Model Forest Society

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
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Title: Coordination of Monitoring: Network and partnership building for the purpose of monitoring sustainable forest managemenet

Year: 2002

Author(s): Barbara Beasley

Type: Report (unpublished)

 

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Title: Coordination of Monitoring: Network and partnership building for the purpose of monitoring sustainable forest managemenet

Year: 2002

Author(s): Derek Shaw

Type: Report (unpublished)

 

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Title: Monitoring and Demonstrating the Scientific Panel Recommendations for Sustainable Forest Management in Clayoquot Sound

Year: 2002

Author(s): Barbara Beasley; Robyn Scott; Danielle Edwards; Catherine Jacobsen; Margret Moeges; Kate McNutt

Type: Report (unpublished)

 

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Title: The SPLAT Project: Monitoring Amphibian Movements and Mortality on Highway 4 Crossing the Kennedy Lake Flats, BC

Year: 2002

Author(s): B. Beasley

Type: Report (unpublished)

 

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Title: Use of Airphotos to Identify, Describe, and Manage Forest Structure of Marbled Murrelet Nesting Habitat at a Coastal British Columbia Site

Year: 2002

Author(s): F. Louise Waterhouse

Type: Report (published)

 

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Title: Fish Stocks of the Pacific Coast

Year: 2002

Author(s): Max Stocker; Athana Mentzelopoulos

Type: Book

Description:
Detailed information, illustrations, biology, stock abundance patterns, fishery management practices in British Columbia.

 

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Title: Community-Based Ecosystem Monitoring

Year: 2001

Author(s): John Bliss; Greg Aplet; Cate Hartzell

Type: Journal Article

 

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Title: Coordination of Monitoring Project - Soliciting the Support / Participation of Your Organisation

Year: 2001

Author(s): Bodo von Schilling

Type: Correspondence

 

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Title: Criteria and Indicators and Monitoring Programs

Year: 2001

Author(s): Long Beach Model Forest

Type: Report (unpublished)

 

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Title: Ecological Indicators - Integrating Monitoring, Assessment and Management

Year: 2001

Type: Journal

 

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Title: Fresh Outlook

Year: 2001

Author(s): Alliance Professional Services

Type: Magazine

 

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Title: Landscape Changes at Canada's Biosphere Reserves

Year: 2001

Author(s): Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association

Type: Report (unpublished)

 

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Title: Marion Hydrometric and Climate Inventory Project 2001 Inventory Report

Year: 2001

Author(s): Forest Renewal BC; Long Beach Model Forest

Type: Report (unpublished)