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Title: Nature-Based Wellness Tourism in the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserv

Year: 2015

Author(s): Stephen Chastain, SFU; Tjasa Demsar, SFU; Grant Diamond, SFU; Daniela Fuertner, SFU; Christina Lengauer, SFU; Maurice Probst, SFU

Type: Student Paper

Description:
Over the past few decades, scientific research has confirmed the numerous and diverse benefits of spending time in natural environments for the human health and wellbeing. Yet, a number of visitors of Tofino do not seem to be aware of the degree of positive effects that can be derived from consciously enjoying the benefits of nature, and do not spend a lot of time pursuing activities that would improve their wellbeing. Therefore, we see the potential of wellbeing tourism as a mechanism, not to bring more tourists in the area, but to enhance the visitor experience of the current tourists.

 

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Title: Risk ratings assigned to factors limited Chinook

Year: 2014

Author(s): Conor Mackenzie, Clayoquot Salmon Roundtable

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Clayoquot Action - Newsletter

Year: 2014

Author(s): Clayoquot Action

Type: Newsletter

Description:
Vancouver Island's Rainforest; Clayoquot, Sound of Freedom; Research - Mineral Tenures; Action: #OilFreeCoast

 

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Title: Sea otter shot, killed off Tree Island in Clayoquot Sound

Year: 2014

Author(s): Jackie Carmichael

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Status Update on the Surveillance of Wild Anadromous Salmonids in British Columbia

Year: 2013

Author(s): Aquatic Surveillance and Epidemiology, CFIA

Type: Report (published)

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Title: Eelgrass monitoring and research in Clayoquot Sound

Year: 2013

Author(s): Josie Osborne; Caron Olive

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
Purposes: (1) provide background on the importance of eelgrass ecosystems and why eelgrass is a suitable ecosystem indicator; (2) review and identify key threats to eelgrass ecosystems in Clayoquot Sound through literature search and interviews with local experts and residents; (3) review and provide a synopsis of past and current eelgrass releated reseach and monitoring; (4) make recommendations to complete past projects and for future projects in eelgrass research and monitoring

 

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Title: Nutritional studies meant to fix conditions at residential schools, not for sketchy research

Year: 2013

Author(s): Shayne Morrow

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Ucluelet Economic Development Strategy

Year: 2012

Author(s): Vann Struth Consulting Group Inc.

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
Report prepared to guide economic development initiatives in the community. The ultimate goal is helping to create a more prosperous local economy that yields quality employment and business opportunities while providing the means to support excellent public amenities and services.

 

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Title: Could acidic waters ruin B.C.'s shellfish industry?

Year: 2012

Author(s): Jenna Owsianik

Type: Other

Description:
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Title: Power Struggle

Year: 2012

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
"BC Hydro's stakeholder engagement advisor Stephen Watson gave a presentation to council on the company's plans to conduct a transmission system upgrade at its Long Beach substation."

 

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Title: Scientists call for protection of Clayoquot Sound Forests

Year: 2012

Author(s): Jeff Bell

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Learning From Our Past

Year: 2011

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Type: Brochure

Description:
Agenda from 2011 symposium. Follow-up for the Clayoquot Sound Scientific Panel, 15 years later.

 

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Title: What is the feasibility of a higher learning center in Tofino?

Year: 2011

Author(s): Catherine Thicke

Type: Student Paper

Description:
This applied research graduate paper explores the feasibility of a higher learning center in the small, rural town of Tofino, situated in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The paper postulates that a higher learning center is one means to increasing sustainability and resilience in the regional tourism economy.

 

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Title: Living Proof

Year: 2009

Author(s): Terry Tobias

Type: Book

Description:
From the introduction:" This book is about a land use and occupancy research method called the map biography. It is structured as a how to manual to help readers design and run the data collection component of a successful map project."

 

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Title: Making monitoring manageable: a framework to guide learning

Year: 2009

Author(s): Karen Price; David Daust

Type: Journal Article

Description:
Resource managers, planners, and the public are unified in their calls for monitoring of land-use plans. Unfortunately, many monitoring initiatives fall short of their potential for several reasons: indicators are not explicitly links to objectives, hindering feedback to planning; knowledge if not represented in a manner that facilitates learning; and monitoring priorities are driven subjectively. We describe a framework that links indicators to existing objectives, presenting knowledge as hypotheses about the probability of achieving an objective as a function of various indicator levels. Uncertainty is explicitly included in the models. The framework can be used for management decision support and to prioritize objectives for implementation, effectiveness, and validation monitoring and research. Monitoring priority is determined first by probability of success and uncertainty and then by the importance of an objective. We present a case study for the Babine Watershed, an area in the interior of British Columbia with high resource values and decades of controversy and ineffective monitoring. The framework sifted through existing objectives to focus effort on those most critical to monitor. By concentrating on publicly derived, regionally applicable objectives and strategies taken from existing land-use plans, the framework provided relevant results and enabled rapid feedback.

 

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Title: The Rise and Fall of a Model Forest

Year: 2009

Author(s): Emily Jane Davis

Type: Journal Article

Description:
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Title: Sustainable fishing vessel design

Year: 2008

Author(s): Dan Edwards

Type: Newsletter

Description:
Description of innovative design for a new low-cost, fuel-efficient vessel by boat designer, Phil Bolger and Friends.

 

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Title: Multi-species Inventory of Elasmobranchs (Sharks and Skates) in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada

Year: 2008

Author(s): Jennifer Yakimishyn, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
Sharks and skates are a group of cartilagenous fish called elasmobranchs that occur in coastal waters of British Columbia. Shark and skate populations are globally declining due to their vulnerability to fishing pressure because they are long-lived, slow to mature and produce few young. Overfishing of top predatory sharks has cascading effects on the balance of marine food webs. Thirteen shark species exist in the marine waters surrounding Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (PRNPR) and the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has designated six of these species as species at risk. The basking shark is listed as endangered, the sixgill, tope and brown cat sharks are listed as special concern, and the great white and blue sharks are data deficient. In this study, historical and current locations were recorded for all of these species, except the brown cat shark. This project compiled a total of 284 current and historical shark and skate sightings from local community members and organizations such as the Royal British Columbia Museum, PRNPR, and Strawberry Island Research Society. Thirty-seven of these observations occurred within the boundaries of PRNPR and 32 occurred in waters surrounding Gulf Island National Park Reserve (GINPR). Overall, in 2007, 84 elasmobranch observations were made in waters along the west coast of Vancouver Island and consisted of eight species and one unidentified shark species. The highest numbers of sightings were recorded from July to September. Eight surveys of skate egg cases were also conducted in the spring of 2007 and 2008 in the Long Beach Unit of PRNPR. The big and longnose skate egg cases occurred in the highest numbers in February in the Long Beach north area. I compiled all distributional elasmobranch and skate egg case data points into databases (see URL on hard copy) which is available to Species at Risk (SAR) proponents and COSEWIC for status report preparation and review. For this report the distributional data points were used to generate multi-elasmobranch species distribution maps. The elasmobranch distribution database was also input into the NatureServe Kestrel data managements system and therefore is accessible to internal and external government agencies, non-government organizations and members of the conservation community. Future project recommendations include working with local First Nations communities to compile Traditional Ecological Knowledge on elasmobranch species, provide elasmobranch identification training opportunities to local sportfishing guides, continue interview style surveys and on local docks, continue surveys of skate egg cases in Long Beach north area in February, and use communication tools to deliver Species at Risk and elasmobranch information to the local community and adjacent urban centres.

 

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Title: Community Capacity and Socio-Economic Well-Being of the Clayoquot Sound (BC) and Redberry Lake (SK) Biosphere Reserves

Year: 2008

Author(s): Sharmalene Mendis-Millard, University of Saskatchewan

Type: Paper

Description:
Notes on thesis research. Research question: Community capacity is a buzzword; what does it mean in Clayoquot Sound? What is the state of this region's health and well-being?

 

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Title: Salmon & Sea Lice Research

Year: 2007

Author(s): Steve Atkinson, The Record

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
In 2006 the BC Pacific Salmon Forum funded a variety of research initiatives. Many of these initiatives focused on wild/farmed fish interactions and sea lice. Between 2004 and 2006 sampling was done on emigration rates of juvenile chum salmon. The samples were taken at multiple points in Clayoquot Sound on the West Coast of Vancouver Island and in the Broughton Archipelago. Rating was based on both before and after wild fish passed local salmon farms. It was found that low water salinity was associated with reduced sea lice abundance...

 

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Title: Carrying Capacity for Sustainable Tourism Development: Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

Year: 2007

Author(s): Erin Lindsey O'Brien

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
Tourism has the potential of leaving permanent footprints on the physical, cultural and economic environments of tourism destinations. Understanding and managing these footprints is paramount to understanding the industry, and to the successful management of the associated host-guest relationships. Research questions and objectives examine the concept of tourism carrying capacity and tourism space to determine whether tourism development in Tofino, British Columbia has exceeded its limits of acceptable use. Data were collected through surveys directed to three stakeholder groups: local residents, tourism businesses and tourists. Data were analyzed using quantitative, qualitative and spatial means. The research found that tourism carrying capacity has not been exceeded for the business and tourist participants, but is divided within the resident stakeholder group. Perceived tourism space was similar for all participant groups, but some identified areas did not match the defined boundaries of tourist use set forth by the District of Tofino.

 

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Title: WildCoast Project: Continuing Carnivore Diet Analysis

Year: 2007

Author(s): Billy Wilton, Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

Type: Other

Description:
The WildCoast Project is a research initiative that is trying to understand the increase of carnivore-human interactions by studying predators, prey and people. A key part of the predator research: to understand the diets of wolves and cougar. To address this knowledge gap: the project has developed and employed a technique to search systematically for carnivore scats within the study area.

 

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Title: Community-based Service Intergration

Year: 2006

Author(s): Janet Bate

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
On the Central West Coast of Vancouver Island, community leaders are engaged in collaborative partnerships with the intent of developing an integrated family service delivery model. Concurrently, the Provincial Government is promoting community-based collaborative partnerships and integration of services, while it also cuts funding to needed services in rural areas. First Nation governments are also in transition to establish authority and control over Aboriginal service planning and delivery. This community-based action research brings service providers, managers and funders together to determine the success factors in a rural service integration process through an Appreciative Inquiry process. This project explores what is necessary for the effective integration of family services in the Central West Coast Region of Vancouver Island. Study results show that shared visioning and learning opportunities through a sustainable community Coalition process are keys to a successful rural integrated service delivery process.

 

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Title: An assessment of abundance and growth of the sea otter population (Enhydra lutris) in British Columbia.

Year: 2005

Author(s): L.M. Nichol, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Region; L.C. Watson, Malaspina University College; G.M. Ellis, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Region; J.K.B. Ford, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Region

Type: Report (published)

Description:
Sea otters were re-introduced to British Columbia from Alaska between 1969 and 1972. The first population count was made in 1977. Since 1988, field surveys have been undertaken using small boat or helicopter, to determine sea otter population abundance and trends in British Columbia. Our goal in this study was to assess the survey procedure in use and to obtain current population counts.

 

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Title: Eco-friendly fish farm for Gold River mill site

Year: 2005

Author(s): Miriam Trevis, The Record

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
As part of its ongoing commitment to Gold River, Muchalat Industries, the parent company of Green Island Energy, is forging ahead with plans to develop a closed-containment land based fish farm on the former mill site. With aquaculture licenses now in place and several tanks already on location, representatives of the company, together with their research and technology partners, toured the site with council members on August 9....