- Kevin Schiller
- Gerry Nellestijn
Megan Chadwick – BC Hydro
Jerry Van Immerzeel – ATV Club
Jen Walker-Larsen – BC Hydro
Angus Glass – FWCP
Christine Nickol – MOTI
Kevin Schiller – ALESS
Doug Walkrin – ALESS
Simon Wallis – ALESS
Kristen Murphy – MFLNRO
Donald Kirk – Woodlot 406 owner
Ron Palmer – Interfor
Cam Leitch – Forester – Forest Practices Board
Frances Swan – Nakusp and Area Community Forest Inc.
Richard Johnson – SWAMP
Tessa Terbasket – ONA
Lisa Wilson – ONA
Michael Zimmer – ONA
- Thank REF
- WPT / SWAP overview
Francis Swan (11:35)
- Nakusp & Area Community Forest (2013) Inc.
- NACFOR is owned by Nakusp
- NACFOR is managed by True North Forestry Consulting Ltd
- Mission Statement: “Balance economic, ecological and social concerns in a manner that optimizes benefits for both the local and global community“
- *Potential: fire management, hydrology modelling, climate change issues
Ron Palmer (11:47)
- Interfor Planning
- *Potential: fish enhancement to road / bridge building, high value BT areas, prescribed burning (for habitat restoration), climate change research with UBC
Richard Johnson (12:00)
- ~$300,000 on mapping wetlands
- Wetland mapping training offered
- Working on standardized benthic invertebrate assessments in stagnant water
- Rare and listed species assessments
- Pubic outreach
- *Potential: wetland assessment / monitoring, bats, mammals, plants, birds
Presentations Cont. (13:00)
Angus Glass (13:00)
- FWCP Overview
- $9.4 million for 2017-18
- Enhance Fish & Wildlife in dam impacted watershed
- Priorities: (1) Riparian, (2) Restoration, (3) North Columbia
- Community Engagement Grants ($1000), no deadline – more funding in Apr 2018
- Currently updating action plans – will ask the public what is needed
- *Potential: public input into updating action plans
Lisa Wilson / Tessa Terbasket (13:15)
Sylix Water Responsibility Informing Watershed Planning
- The Sylix Water Declaration
- How to see TEK methodology to inform Watershed Planning
- Sylix Water “Responsibility” and Planning methodology (rather than “management”)
- Incorporating tangible and intangible values; TEK mapping
- Consider what your underlying VALUES are (underlying all planning)
- Look into “Facilitation Language” to handle misalignments
- Territories, varying underlying values
- How to evaluate the success of the plan
Michael Zimmer (13:36)
- Technical Projects
- Lisa Wilson: Recommend looking at discussion points rather than looking at the matrix
- Simon Wallis: There is quite a lot of common ground between stakeholders matrix important
SWAP Matrix Walkthrough (13:55)
- Kristin Murphy: Does ALESS have stated objectives?
- Kevin Schiller We build that together the Matrix holds it
- Christine Nickol: I need to know what ALESS objectives are so that I can figure out what FLNRO can bring to the table.
- Kevin Schiller: Sustainable fish & wildlife numbers, ecosystems, wetlands; water is number 1 (protection, caring)
- Richard Johnson: Maybe ONA and ALESS can come together and figure out something and bring it back to other stakeholders.
- Lisa Wilson: We need to go into this with eyes wide open. This idea will attract more and more people to the table.
- Kristin Murphy: So Kevin if you could make a organizational document…
- Lisa Wilson: Next step would be a visioning exercise.
- Frances Swan: I’m not clear on the governance structure of ALESS or their operating boundary.
- Kevin Schiller: Shelter Bay – Galena Bay ferry to Hugh Keenleyside Dam, to the high point of land
- Angus Glass: Gerry do you have any advice for how ALESS could look at their operating boundary? It is not a nice, distinct watershed
- Gerry Nellestijn: The scope Kevin identified is fine butt start with a smaller high value watershed like Mosquito Cr./other.
- Christine Nickol: Do an inventory of projects that are already being / have been done. Use active organizations to get in on work. Lisa Wilson mentioned earlier that ONA had done that already.
- Kristin Murphy: A Water Licence Requirements Specialist from BC Hydro may have a list of all current working projects
- Frances Swan: It would be VERY valuable to collect all relevant historic and current data before beginning
- Christine Nickol: E.g. EcoCat
Distribute ALESS governance docs to Mtg attendees.
Distribute Mtg. notes.
Develop ONA/ALESS co- coordination approach of next steps.