Session Description: Ecosystem Management, Policy, and Protection
Session Title: Tribal and First Nations leadership on trans-boundary shipping safety and cultural resource protection
Roger Girourard, Canadian Coast Guard
CAPT Linda Sturgis, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound
Chad Bowechop, Makah Tribe, Office of Marine Affairs
John Konovsky, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Terry Williams, Tulalip Tribes Natural Resources
Existing levels of vessel traffic carrying oil and hazardous materials, including crude oil and diluted bitumen, through the Salish Sea region carry a potential risk for a catastrophic oil spill. As traffic increases, so do the associated risks. The U.S. and Canadian federal governments, State of Washington, Province of British Columbia, Washington State Treaty Tribes, and Canadian First Nations share a mutual responsibility as resource trustees, traditional stewards, and regulators to cooperatively govern the areas of oil spill prevention, preparedness and response as well as marine environmental management. For the past decade, Tribes and First Nations have provided increasing leadership to protect their cultural resources, health, safety and the shared environment by working to ensure coordinated, efficient, and effective support of a range of efforts to reduce risks from oil and hazardous substance shipments within the Pacific Northwest.
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Transboundary shipping, Cultural resource protection
SSE4: Ecosystem Management, Policy, and Protection
SSE4: Session Description
5-4-2018 12:00 AM
5-4-2018 12:00 AM
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Tribal and First Nations leadership on trans-boundary shipping safety and cultural resource protection