Shuswap LakeIntegrated PlanningProcess (SLIPP) All-Committee Meeting Shoreline Update Ken Ashley and Keith WeirApril 12, 2012Quaaout Lodge
Shuswap Lakes Foreshore Habitat Restoration Ken Ashley, Ph.D.
Outline§ Background§ Site restoration in 2011-12§ Restoration plans for 2012-13§ Questions
Background§ Unprecedented increase in the scale and scope of development on the Shuswap Lake System.§ Minimal base line bio-physical information for the Shuswap Lake System to track changes over time, consider cumulative impacts and assist directing land / foreshore use planning.
§ FHIM project initiated in 2007.§ Key partners CSRD, other local governments and MOE.§ Funded by the Real Estate Foundation, Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program, DFO and MOE (“in kind support”). Total project costs approx $100,000 to date.
§ Substantial modification of riparian and foreshore adjoining private land and IR§ Many modifications lie with sensitive habitats.§ Significant non compliance with BMP, OS and Guidelines. Works without Approvals§ Extensive unauthorized use and trespass of crown foreshore.
Next Steps§ Phase 2 of shoreline restorations planned for late summer/fall 2012
Sicamous Narrows Inventory Project Keith Weir, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource OperaDons
What is the Project? • An inventory of all commercial/strata marinas, private docks and uDlity sites. • InformaDon collected will focus on safety, environmental and social issues related to these works.
Why? • Data gathered may be used for various purposes: 1. To check for consistency with Sicamous Narrows management plan and legal documents authorizing the use and occupaDon of Crown land 2. Evaluate impacts to the environment. 3. Aid in future management strategies.
Next Steps • Consolidate informaDon gathered in the ﬁeld. • Develop strategy, based on idenDﬁed impacts. • Present SLIPP Steering CommiVee with ﬁndings and recommendaDons. • Implement strategy to address idenDﬁed issues.