SLIPP SC TT PAC meeting June 2010 with ECE update


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Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process: meeting of the Steering Committee, Technical Teams, and Public Advisory Committee for Education, Compliance and Enforcement in June 2010 at Quaaout Lodge. This presentation features an update on Education, Compliance and Enforcement strategies and activities as outlined in the SLIPP Strategic Plan.

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SLIPP SC TT PAC meeting June 2010 with ECE update

  1. 1. SLIPPShuswap LakeIntegrated PlanningProcess (SLIPP)Education, Compliance andEnforcement ProgramUpdateJune 16, 2010
  2. 2. Presentation OutlineRecap SLIPP Education, Compliance and Enforcement StrategiesReview 2009 E, C & E ResultsReview 2010 Plans and PrioritiesReview 2010 Activities to DateQuestions and Answers -2-
  3. 3. RECAP: SLIPP Strategic Plan: E, C & E StrategiesThe SLIPP Strategic Plan contains 3 key Education, Compliance and EnforcementStrategies: Establish an Create the Engage Annual Shuswap Lake Stakeholders in E, Coordinated E, C & Integrated C & E Initiatives E Planning Process Response Process All 3 strategies are being implemented -3-
  4. 4. Coordinated Annual E, C & E PlanningImplemented for past 3 yearsAchievements  April 2008: 1st Annual E, C & E Planning and Review Meeting 2008 Plan 2008 Results Report  June 2009: 2nd Annual E, C & E Planning and Review Meeting 2009 Plan 2009 Draft Results Report  June 2010: 3rd Annual E, C & E Planning and Review Meeting 2010 Draft Plan -4-
  5. 5. Coordinated E, C & E ImplementationAchievements 2008: – 30 joint lake patrols – Foreshore Mapping Project: A baseline of the entire Shuswap and Mara lakes lakefront – Over 2000 warnings, tickets, charges, evictions or restoration actions were issued 2009 – Increased collaboration -5-
  6. 6. Stakeholder EngagementAchievements  35 SLIPP lake patrols, 25 RCMP lake patrols, weekly BC Parks Ranger patrols, weekend patrols of CSRD Parks  6 Town Halls (700 attendees) - 3 Foreshore Mapping Project/key regulations - 3 Safer Communities  2 Meetings with SLIPP Public Advisory, Technical and Steering Committees  Developed a Stakeholder Engagement Program for review and implementation starting in 2010 -6-
  7. 7. Stakeholder EngagementAchievements  Meetings with industry and community groups : - Dock builders RE: foreshore regulations - Commercial boating RE: BC Parks regulations - Commercial boating RE: Black and grey water prohibition - Boating rental shops RE: boating safety - Community groups and developers RE: source protection - Community meetings RE: water quality - Marine retailers RE: TC regulation updates - Regional District public meetings and consultations - Vernon & Kelowna Boat Shows  Information posted to agency websites and handouts shared in community -7-
  8. 8. Stakeholder EngagementAchievements  Collaboration with Shuswap Lakewatch resulted in 28 incidents reported and 9 warnings issued  Engaged BC Conservation Corps youth in public education on Fisheries and Water Acts  Collaboration with SWATand Swansea Point Comm Association volunteers:  water clarity monitoring  Attached algae -8-
  9. 9. Shuswap Enforcement StrategyAchievements  55 high priority foreshore violations witnessed during the 2008 Foreshore Mapping Project, including docks, retaining walls and groynes  14/55 violations actioned and closed. Results include: - Guilty plea by an Old Town Bay development. Settlement of $375,000 for illegally altering fish habitat: $5000 fine, $70,000 contribution to the Fraser Basin Council for SLIPP; and $300,000 for remediation - Removal of six docks on crown land: - Public Access at end of Grant Road, Sorrento - Fronting private property, Henstridge Road, Sorrento - Removal in progress of docks in Dasniers Bay Area, Seymour Arm  26/55 cases are being recommended for action, including Crown trespass and Water Act violations -9-
  10. 10. Additional Compliance Promotion and EnforcementAchievements  BC Parks - 26 tickets, 7 evictions ,87 written violation warnings - Verbal warnings (Litter (1207), Liquor (70), Park Act (466), which included fireworks, disobeying signs, noise, and tree cutting violations)  BC Ministry of Forests and Range/COS - 10 tickets for beach fires during fireban - Seized $1000 of fireworks  BC Ministry of Environment, Conservation Officer Service - 60 TC occurrences – boating safety - 45 Fisheries occurrences - 30 foreshore habitat, trespass or Water Act occurrences  CSRD Compliance Officer active in response to written complaints  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Fisheries Act  Transport Canada/COS - Condemned and removed boat “The Arc” from lake - 10 -
  11. 11. 2009 E, C & E ResultsAchievements  Grey and blackwater discharge: - 15-20 Private Boats dye tested for blackwater discharge - One boat tested positive in Salmon Arm area, fined $1000 and removed from lake  Collaborated with houseboat industry to achieve the following commitments: - Plumb all kitchen sinks to contain 100% of greywater prior to 2010 season - Waterways has removed/ disconnected washing machines and retrofitted some boats with greywater holding tanks - All new vessels built will have 100% greywater containment - Status updates will be provided regularly on MoE’s website - 11 -
  12. 12. 2010 Plans and Priorities SLIPP E, C & E priorities remain: public safety, foreshore habitat, water quality Increased presence on the lakes during busy season Implement stakeholder engagement plan CSRD foreshore & water zoning bylaws ongoing to cover entire Shuswap & Mara Lake – covers docks and mooring buoys Actions under Forests and Range Act to address ATV use in wetlands Increased dye testing for black water discharge Noise ILMB & DFO new and replacement commercial and strata marinas to comply with updated guidelines for - 12 -
  13. 13. 2010 Activities to date Joint SLIPP lake patrols – Education, awareness and compliance promotion – Working with contractors and landowners in the spring before lake reaches high water mark – Visits to ongoing high-priority violation sites for follow-up DFO 3 Patrols: Easter weekend, April, May long weekend – Vessel patrol of the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake, worked with 3 sites regarding foreshore activities such as beach burning, beach modification and petroleum storage sales and handling COS/TC: 3 Patrols on May long weekend – Noted houseboats parked on foreshore of Mara Lake – Issued 105 tickets over May long weekend for fishing licenses, litter, boating safety Stakeholder engagement - 13 -
  14. 14. Progress Report
  15. 15. What kinds of impacts?
  16. 16.  buildings and associated effects (example: septic field leakage) docks buoys
  17. 17.  sand (from clearing a beach or adding sand) gravel (from clearing) milfoil
  18. 18. the impacts manifest at the scale ofpopulations
  19. 19.  Impacts littoral zone- shallow productive area (we can find fish habitat area) known spawning (char, sockeye) potential spawning/rearing habitat
  20. 20. A simple, updatable system for considering impacts at the proper scale.
  21. 21. Littoral zoneLittoral = lighted = shallowproductive part of the lake
  22. 22. BlindBay
  23. 23. and grabbed the values in the littoral zoneTook the impacts to get areas of shallow productive lake....
  24. 24. Low impact High impact
  25. 25. 33% in 5-12
  26. 26. Class 5 Class 7Class 12 Class 0
  27. 27. Human Sand/gravelhabitation included (notimpacts very good foralone char)
  28. 28. Some data missing
  29. 29.  the input data (ideally has to be complete and high confidence) the mathematical logic (has to be reasonable) the assumptions for weighting the impacts (well understood what you are assuming) how the resulting map is presented to the user (red looks scarier than yellow or about the tool is important)
  30. 30.  input more spawning data model suitable habitat for char and sockeye update milfoil layer add other impacts ( ex. industry, linear corridors) correct some missing data (buoys and milfoil) field check the littoral zone
  31. 31.  assist and encourage good management consolidates all the information in one place clarify the assumptions force you to acknowledge information gaps are almost always better than no model (as long as people understand the limits)
  32. 32. Fin
  33. 33. impact = substrate x Ws+ milfoil x Wm + human habitation x Wh I=1(s:g) +1M + 0.75 (1B + 1D +1D)
  34. 34. moving window analysis- step 1 39- 3 x 3 m building cells/150m radius circle
  35. 35. moving window analysis- step 241- 3 x 3 m building cells/150m radius circle
  36. 36. moving window analysis- step 1311- 3 x 3 m building cells/150m radius circle
  37. 37. Number ofcells impact = substrate x Ws+ milfoil x Wm + human habitation x Wh I=1S +1M + 0.75 (1B + 1D +1D)
  38. 38. Shuswap LakeIntegrated PlanningProcess (SLIPP)ImplementationFunding SLIPPJune 16, 2010 © Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities.
  39. 39. SLIPP Funding model• The funding model identifies the anticipated expenses and revenues associated with implementing the strategic plan• The funding model includes: – Expenses: • Watershed activities and projects, to address the goals identified in the strategic plan • Administration and operating activities – Revenues: • Funding from government agencies and partner organizations • In-kind resources from government agencies • Funding from local governments (proposed)• To execute the SLIPP strategic plan, the organization will require: – Steady, predictable annual revenues – Continued support from agencies, local governments and other organizations – Financial contributions from the communities within the Shuswap Lakes watershed• The organization’s financial resources must be managed across multi-year period, to fund long-term projects49 © Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities.
  40. 40. Funding model – Fraser Basin Council Year 1Pilot Income and in- kind resource Expenses support Variance Watershed activities and project expenses Foreshore Development Projects $150,000 $100,000 $50,000 Water Quality $280,000 $150,000 $130,000 Recreation Management Plan $105,000 $70,000 $35,000 Compliance and enforcement $185,000 $150,000 $35,000 Stakeholder communication and $85,000 $40,000 $45,000 education Administration, meetings, reporting out $85,000 $45,000 $40,000 expenses Total $890,000 $555,000 $335,00050 © Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities.
  41. 41. Local Government Partners• The following 4 local governments are in discussions over contributing funding to the SLIPP Pilot: – City of Salmon Arm – Columbia Shuswap Regional District – District of Sicamous – Thompson Nicola Regional District51 © Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities.
  42. 42. Next Steps• Local governments to consider ability to support SLIPP in FY 2011 and going forward – If support is available, determine appropriate split between local governments• Confirm level of Government and third party support• Calibrate annual work program based on available funding (in-kind and dollars)52 © Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities.