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SLIPP All-Committee Meeting: Shoreline Update 12-April-2012

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  • 1. Shuswap LakeIntegrated PlanningProcess (SLIPP) 
All-Committee Meeting
Shoreline Update
Ken Ashley and Keith WeirApril 12, 2012Quaaout Lodge
  • 2. Shuswap Lakes Foreshore Habitat Restoration Ken Ashley, Ph.D.
  • 3. Outline§  Background§  Site restoration in 2011-12§  Restoration plans for 2012-13§  Questions
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. §  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.
  • 6. §  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.
  • 7. Beach ModificationsOver 1,100 groynes orsubstrate windrows
  • 8. Retaining Walls>1,500 retaining walls - 60% of private properties>50% below MAHWMMajority of walls are for retaining upland fill and landscaping
  • 9. InfillingFew large infills but many small leading to cumulative impacts
  • 10. Boat Launches>180 boat launches
  • 11. Riparian Removal or InfillMajority of new development would not comply with RAR standards
  • 12. Upland Drainage ModificationsOften difficult to detect.Drainages are important to shore spawning.
  • 13. Removal of Emergent VegetationMore chronic in small bay areas coinciding with high boat traffic.Often associated with stripping of larger cobble beaches.
  • 14. Abandoned DocksMost occurrences in Mara Lake, Salmon Arm – Arm andSeymour Arm.Often associated with Squatter sites.
  • 15. 2011-12 Site Restoration Completed Example Removal of concrete boat ramp from Crown Land and restoration of natural foreshore
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  • 28. 2011-12 Site Restoration Completed Example Removal of groyne/fireplace on Crown Land and restoration of natural foreshore
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  • 33. Next Steps§  Phase 2 of shoreline restorations planned for late summer/fall 2012
  • 34. Sicamous  Narrows  Inventory   Project   Keith  Weir,  BC  Ministry  of  Forests,  Lands  and  Natural   Resource  OperaDons    
  • 35. 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.      
  • 36. 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.      
  • 37. 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.      

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