Related workThe PNCIMA Initiative will need to coordinate with other relevant initiatives. We are currently exploring ways to coordinate with other planning processes and initiatives.
Land Use PlanningA variety of land use plans provide direction on the use and allocation of resources in coastal BC. Participants in the planning processes recognized that upland activities could potentially have a major bearing on the marine environment, and agreed that more comprehensive integrated marine use planning should be undertaken following completion of regional land use plans. Furthermore, a number of the resulting land use agreements included requirements for nearshore and foreshore marine planning adjacent to new terrestrial protected areas.
Strategic land use plans that are adjacent to the PNCIMA planning area include:
- Central Coast and North Coast Land and Resource Management Plans (Coast Land Use Decision)
- Haida Gwaii Strategic Land Use Agreement
- Vancouver Island Regional Land Use Plan
Marine Use PlanningThere are existing marine use plans within the PNCIMA boundary, including the Johnston-Bute Coastal Plan and the Northern Island Straits Coastal Plan.
Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve (NMCAR)The PNCIMA process has many natural linkages to the NMCAR. It will take into account the existing knowledge base and coordinate with work that has already been done on the NMCAR. Visit website
Scott Islands National Marine Wildlife AreaEnvironment Canada's Canadian Wildlife Service is leading an initiative to establish a Marine Wildlife Area (MWA) in the marine waters surrounding the Scott Islands, off the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island. This protected marine area would serve to safeguard the critical foraging area used by the seabirds that occupy the five islands that make up the Scott Islands. Visit website
Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area / Sgaan Kinghlas Haida Protected AreaBowie Seamount was officially designated as Canada's seventh marine protected area in April, 2008. Although the area is outside the PNCIMA boundary, its management has many natural linkages to PNCIMA planning.