Proposed Abstract Title

Restoring Socioecological & Socioeconomic Integrity in Mannion Bay, Bowen Island

Presenter/Author Information

Bonny BrokenshireFollow

Type of Presentation

Snapshot

Session Title

Local Stories and Results

Location

2016SSEC

Description

Restoring Socioecological & Socioeconomic Integrity in Mannion Bay, Bowen Island

Bonny Brokenshire MSc. EP(t), Bowen Island Municipality Manager of Parks & Environment

A multi-faceted jurisdictional and regulatory approach is being applied to restore the socioecological and socioeconomic integrity of Mannion Bay, Bowen Island. Overcrowding, noise, and safety concerns have proliferated in this once vibrant and popular destination location. Unrestricted mooring buoy placement and over permissiveness to long-stay anchorages and floating storage units has resulted in an accumulation of problem vessels in this area. A Mannion Bay restoration strategy has been created using four emerging principles. These guiding principles include: liaising with all levels of government in clean-up initiatives e.g., removal of non-conforming mooring buoys and unauthorized floating dock removal; applying legislated tools available to local governments e.g., Crown Tenure acquisition; developing marine specific land use bylaw amendments and crafting other bylaw provisions; and instating rich communication networks.

This Salish Sea Snapshot presentation will expand upon these four foundational pillars and successful outcomes related to improved ecological function and community well-being will be highlighted.

Key Words: Mannion Bay, socioecological integrity, socioeconomic integrity, mooring buoys, long-stay anchorages, problem vessels, multi-faceted jurisdictional and regulatory approach, marine management, regulatory tools

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 

Restoring Socioecological & Socioeconomic Integrity in Mannion Bay, Bowen Island

2016SSEC

Restoring Socioecological & Socioeconomic Integrity in Mannion Bay, Bowen Island

Bonny Brokenshire MSc. EP(t), Bowen Island Municipality Manager of Parks & Environment

A multi-faceted jurisdictional and regulatory approach is being applied to restore the socioecological and socioeconomic integrity of Mannion Bay, Bowen Island. Overcrowding, noise, and safety concerns have proliferated in this once vibrant and popular destination location. Unrestricted mooring buoy placement and over permissiveness to long-stay anchorages and floating storage units has resulted in an accumulation of problem vessels in this area. A Mannion Bay restoration strategy has been created using four emerging principles. These guiding principles include: liaising with all levels of government in clean-up initiatives e.g., removal of non-conforming mooring buoys and unauthorized floating dock removal; applying legislated tools available to local governments e.g., Crown Tenure acquisition; developing marine specific land use bylaw amendments and crafting other bylaw provisions; and instating rich communication networks.

This Salish Sea Snapshot presentation will expand upon these four foundational pillars and successful outcomes related to improved ecological function and community well-being will be highlighted.

Key Words: Mannion Bay, socioecological integrity, socioeconomic integrity, mooring buoys, long-stay anchorages, problem vessels, multi-faceted jurisdictional and regulatory approach, marine management, regulatory tools