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SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011
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SLIPP Shoreline Care Contractors Outreach Meeting 24 November 2011

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A presentation given to contractors who work in the Shuswap area at a workshop on November 24, 2011. Audience members included developers, builders, strata managers, and real estate agents.

A presentation given to contractors who work in the Shuswap area at a workshop on November 24, 2011. Audience members included developers, builders, strata managers, and real estate agents.

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  • 1. Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (SLIPP) Shoreline Care Workshop for Shuswap contractors, builders, developers, strata managers, and real estate agents November 24, 2011
  • 2. Workshop Objectives <ul><ul><li>Building partnership with you to ensure a healthy Shuswap watershed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share information on process for working near Shuswap Shorelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a common understanding of expectations when working near shorelines </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Agenda Shuswap Shoreline Information 15 minutes Shoreline Management Guidelines 1 hour Riparian Area Regulations 15 minutes Question and Answers 1 hour
  • 4. SLIPP Website: New Shoreline Page www.slippbc.com Observed a shoreline violation? Report it to the RAPP Line
  • 5. The Importance of Shorelines <ul><ul><li>The shoreline areas of the Shuswap watershed are critical to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability and liveability of the region </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economic opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fish and wildlife populations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water quality for drinking and recreation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shorelines are unique ecosystems that have developed over thousands of years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We all share the responsibility for keeping our shorelines healthy </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. SLIPP’s Strategic Approach to Shoreline Health <ul><li>Enforcement & Restoration </li></ul>Outreach and Education <ul><li>Compliance Promotion/ Voluntary Restoration </li></ul>SLIPP’s first priority is outreach and education, followed by compliance promotion and finally enforcement, when necessary
  • 7. Shuswap Restoration Project <ul><li>Strategic shoreline restoration is a key element of SLIPP’s Strategic Approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What will it achieve? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Restore shorelines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Raise awareness and educate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deter future shoreline contraventions and promote voluntary compliance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shoreline sites identified for restoration in 2012, based on: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Impact on high-value habitats </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trespass on Crown Land </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No work on private property </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aim for voluntary compliance; use enforcement tools as needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 restoration phases: Spring and Fall 2012 </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Shuswap Restorations BEFORE
  • 9. Shuswap Restorations AFTER
  • 10. Shuswap Restorations – Eagle River Floodplain
  • 11. Shuswap Restorations <ul><li>Guilty plea by Old Town Bay Development </li></ul><ul><li>Settlement of $375,000 for illegally altering fish habitat: </li></ul><ul><li>$300,000 for restoration </li></ul><ul><li>$5000 fine </li></ul><ul><li>$70,000 to FBC for SLIPP </li></ul><ul><li>Site preparation and fencing complete and planting will be completed in spring 2012 </li></ul>RESULT
  • 12. Shuswap Restorations BEFORE
  • 13. Shuswap Restorations: Planned for Spring 2012 AFTER
  • 14. Working Around Water in the Shuswap: An Overview of Regulations, Best Practices, and Shore Management Guidelines Presented by: Jason Schleppe, M.Sc., R.P.Bio Prepared by: Sarah Evanetz & Jason Schleppe
  • 15. What is the shoreline area? <ul><li>The shoreline is the most sensitive part of the lake </li></ul><ul><li>The shoreline consists of 30 m above the high water level to ~ low water level: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foreshore is the area from High Water Level to the Low Water Level and is Crown Land </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Crown Land is a public resource, not private property </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Riparian areas (areas within about 30 meters of the high water mark) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Floodplain areas are important for water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and flood control </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 16. Planning for a healthy shoreline <ul><li>Riparian buffers/setbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Planning to avoid impacts to critical habitats </li></ul><ul><li>Protection of wetlands and floodplains </li></ul><ul><li>Protection of drinking water intakes </li></ul><ul><li>Good storm water management planning </li></ul>versus
  • 17. What do fish and wildlife need? <ul><li>Spawning Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Juvenile Rearing /Foraging Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Migration Corridors </li></ul><ul><li>Clean, cool water </li></ul><ul><li>Nesting / Mating / Wintering Areas </li></ul>versus
  • 18. What is needed for healthy drinking water and recreation? versus <ul><li>Vegetation to filter contaminants </li></ul><ul><li>Erosion control to prevent sediments from entering the lakes </li></ul><ul><li>Protection of drinking water intakes </li></ul>
  • 19. Planning a Project near Shuswap Shorelines? versus <ul><li>Key Steps to Follow: </li></ul><ul><li>Contact your Local Government and Front Counter BC </li></ul><ul><li>Consult a Qualified Environmental Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the Shoreline Management Guidelines </li></ul>
  • 20. DFO Crown Lands - MFLNRO Interior Health Authority Ministry of Environment - Environmental Protection Water Stewardship - MFLNRO Transport Canada – Marine Safety – Navigable Waters Protection Who’s Managing Shoreline Areas? How Are They Doing It? How Are They Perceived to be Doing It? Fish & Wildlife – MFLNRO Front Counter BC Environmental Stewardship - MFLNRO Ministry of Transportation Transport Canada - Boating Safety South Shuswap Parks Commission TNRD CSRD NORD Incorporated Areas RCMP Environment Canada BC Parks First Nations Dept. of Aboriginal Affairs & N. Development
  • 21. Shoreline Management Process for BC Lakes Step 1 Foreshore Inventory and Mapping Step 2 Aquatic Habitat Index Step 3 <ul><li>Shoreline Management Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate regulation and policy requirements for protection of fish habitat with best available habitat information </li></ul>
  • 22. FIM and AHI: Key Shoreline Information versus
  • 23. Modifications Summary of Shuswap Lake versus <ul><li>2,789 docks @ 6.86/km </li></ul><ul><li>1,529 retaining walls @ 13% of shoreline or ~52,000 m </li></ul><ul><li>1,170 groynes @ 25% substrate modification or ~101,000 m </li></ul><ul><li>186 boat launches, 51 marinas, and 120 marine rails </li></ul>
  • 24. Shoreline Management Guidelines versus What are they? <ul><li>Guidance for design standards, assessment and agency review process for activities that may affect fish habitat </li></ul><ul><li>A tool for inter-agency planning and reviews </li></ul>What are the benefits? <ul><li>Streamline applications for low-risk activities </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a clear and predictable process for planning and implementing projects </li></ul>
  • 25. Key Steps in Shoreline Management Guidelines versus Step 1 Identify the “Aquatic Habitat Index” and any “Sensitive Site Types” for the property Step 3 Step 2 Identify the “Activity Risk Rating” for the proposed activity Identify design, assessment and review process for the proposed activity Step 4 Follow process outlined through SMG. Questions? Ask FrontCounter BC or your QEP
  • 26. Shoreline Management Guidelines: Aquatic Habitat Index versus
  • 27. Shoreline Management Guidelines: Maps versus Where can I get this data? <ul><li>SLIPP – www.slippbc.com </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a relationship with a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) that can quickly inform you </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Front Counter BC and request the information </li></ul>
  • 28. Shoreline Management Guidelines: Activity Risk Rating Boat Launches Construction of new hard surface boat launch or repair/upgrade of existing hard surface boat launch without land tenure VH VH VH H H H Docks Design and Assessment Flow Chart for Private Moorage on the System 5 Water Withdrawal and Use Waterline - directional drilling H H M DFO Pacific : Directional Drilling 2 Waterline - open excavation VH VH VH H M L 6 Activity Activity Risk by Spawning Location and Rank 1 Known Char or Sockeye Spawning (9.6% of total shore length, 2.6% in Moderate and Low ) 1 Very High (13% of total shore length High (34% of total shore length) Moderate (38% of total shore length) Low (14% of total shore length) Very Low (0.7% of total shore length)
  • 29. Design, Assessment and Review Process versus
  • 30. Operational Statements and Best Management Practices <ul><li>Proven methods or practices that can mitigate impacts to fish habitat </li></ul><ul><li>Links available in the SMG </li></ul><ul><li>A QEP is knowledgeable about BMPs and OS </li></ul><ul><li>If you are working near shorelines, you are responsible for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementing BMPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Following Shoreline Management Guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting requirements of Front Counter BC and your local government </li></ul></ul>
  • 31. Low and Moderate Risk Activities <ul><li>Repairs to an existing boat launch with a Crown Land Tenure in Moderate to Very Low Value areas </li></ul><ul><li>Construction of a boat rail launch within High to Very Low Habitat Value areas </li></ul><ul><li>Construction of a dock following recommended design options </li></ul><ul><li>Construction of a bioengineered retaining wall using joint plantings or a combination of rock and joint plantings in Moderate to Very Low value areas outside of known shore spawning locations </li></ul><ul><li>Directionally drilled waterlines in areas of Moderate to Very Low Value </li></ul><ul><li>Open excavation waterline in Low and Very Low Value areas </li></ul>All of these activities must incorporate Best Management Practices for design and construction and use of a QEP is either required or strongly encouraged Activities labelled like this in the SWARM Table Low Risk Activities Moderate Risk Activities
  • 32. High and Very Risk Activities <ul><li>Removal of Native Aquatic Vegetation (perceived as weeds) </li></ul><ul><li>Dredging </li></ul><ul><li>Construction of Groynes or Beach Grooming </li></ul><ul><li>Lake infill or beach creation below the High Water Level </li></ul><ul><li>Construction or repair to a Hard Surface Boat Launch without a Crown Land Tenure </li></ul><ul><li>Vertical Retaining Walls or Erosion Control structures that do not use bioengineering </li></ul><ul><li>Large scale geothermal lake loops </li></ul><ul><li>Pile supported boardwalks, decks, or other structures over the water </li></ul>All of these activities will require DFO review, costs of planning and assessment will be high, and there is no guarantee DFO will approve the works because the risk of harm to fish may be unacceptable Activities labelled like this in the SWARM Table High Risk Activities Very High Risk Activities
  • 33. An Example of the different Risk Activities High Risk Moderate Risk 1 and allowable with a QEP designation of No Harm to fish 1. Some habitat values, such as shore spawning, increase the risk of this activity to high. Always ensure you refer to the SMG’s, Site Sensitivity types on the Maps or ensure that you QEP has before beginning works.
  • 34. Examples <ul><li>Waterline </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open excavation occurring in a Very Low Habitat Value Area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Retaining Wall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An Erosion Control Structure - erosion occurs in a Very Low Habitat Value Area with no Site Sensitivity Types </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dock </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A private moorage dock proposed in a Moderate Habitat Value Area with no Site Sensitivity Types </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 35. Reminder: Shoreline Management Guideline Steps versus Step 1 Identify the “Aquatic Habitat Index” and any “Sensitive Site Types” for the property Step 3 Step 2 Identify the “Activity Risk Rating” for the proposed activity Identify design, assessment and review process for the proposed activity Step 4 Follow process outlined through SMG. Questions? Ask FrontCounter BC or your QEP
  • 36. Waterline: Step 1: Identify Aquatic Habitat Index Subject Property
  • 37. Waterline: Step 2: Identify Activity Risk Rating <ul><li>DFO supports installation of waterlines by experienced contractors using open excavation (i.e. trenching) techniques in shoreline segments of Very Low AHI rank because harm to fish habitat can be avoided in these areas by following Operational Best Practices detailed in the BC Ministry of Environment document Best Management Practices for Installation and Maintenance of Water Line Intakes (see http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/bmp/BMPIntakes_WorkingDraft.pdf ). </li></ul>Water Withdrawal and Use Waterline - directional drilling H H M DFO Pacific : Directional Drilling 2 Waterline - open excavation VH VH VH H M L 6 Activity Activity Risk by Spawning Location and Rank 1 Known Char or Sockeye Spawning (9.6% of total shore length, 2.6% in Moderate and Low ) 1 Very High (13% of total shore length High (34% of total shore length) Moderate (38% of total shore length) Low (14% of total shore length) Very Low (0.7% of total shore length)
  • 38. Waterline Example Summary <ul><li>Contact your Local Government and Front Counter BC to determine which bylaws and regulations apply </li></ul><ul><li>“ Aquatic Habitat Index” is Very Low and juvenile rearing is Moderate </li></ul><ul><li>“ Activity Risk Rating” is Low </li></ul><ul><li>Process and Permits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply under Section 9 Water Act to conduct works on the foreshore (at least 45 days approval timeline) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water License is not required if the use is for domestic purposes only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notify DFO 10 working days prior to works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow Best Management Practices </li></ul></ul>
  • 39. Retaining Wall: Step 1: Identify Aquatic Habitat Index Subject Property
  • 40. Retaining Wall: Step 2: Identify Activity Risk Rating <ul><li>No risk rating is assigned, so follow the flow chart in the Guidelines Document </li></ul>Erosion Control and Foreshore Sediment Control Structures New groyne construction or maintenance of existing groyne VH VH VH VH H H Erosion control (e.g. concrete, rip rap, vegetation, etc.) Design and Assessment Flow Chart for Lakeshore Erosion Control on the System 5 Activity Activity Risk by Spawning Location and Rank 1 Known Char or Sockeye Spawning (9.6% of total shore length, 2.6% in Moderate and Low ) 1 Very High (13% of total shore length High (34% of total shore length) Moderate (38% of total shore length) Low (14% of total shore length) Very Low (0.7% of total shore length)
  • 41. Retaining Wall Example Summary <ul><li>Contact your Local Government and Front Counter BC to determine which bylaws and regulations apply </li></ul><ul><li>“ Aquatic Habitat Index” is Moderate and there are no Site Sensitivity Types </li></ul><ul><li>No “Activity Risk Rating” so follow “Erosion Control Flow Chart” </li></ul><ul><li>Process and Permits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Engineer or Geoscientist to confirm source of erosion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use surveyor to confirm works are above HWL and don’t encroach on Crown Land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply for and obtain Section 9 Water Act Approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address other Front Counter Requirements, if applicable based on individual situation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notify DFO 10 working days prior to works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow Best Management Practices </li></ul></ul>
  • 42. Dock: Step 1: Identify Aquatic Habitat Index Subject Property
  • 43. Dock: Step 2: Identify Activity Risk Rating <ul><li>No risk rating is assigned, so follow the flow chart in the Guidelines Document </li></ul>Docks Design and Assessment Flow Chart for Private Moorage on the System 5 Activity Activity Risk by Spawning Location and Rank 1 Known Char or Sockeye Spawning (9.6% of total shore length, 2.6% in Moderate and Low ) 1 Very High (13% of total shore length High (34% of total shore length) Moderate (38% of total shore length) Low (14% of total shore length) Very Low (0.7% of total shore length)
  • 44. Dock Summary <ul><li>Contact your Local Government and Front Counter BC to determine which bylaws and regulations apply </li></ul><ul><li>“ Aquatic Habitat Index” is Moderate </li></ul><ul><li>No “Activity Risk Rating” so follow “Flow Chart for Private Moorage” </li></ul><ul><li>Process and Permits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacted Front Counter BC and learned no land tenure is required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply for and obtain Section 9 Water Act Approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notify DFO 10 working days prior to works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow Design Criteria for private moorages in the Flow Chart </li></ul></ul>
  • 45. Questions and Answers

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