> Environmental Management Plan for Burrard Inlet
is one of the most recognizable features in Greater Vancouver. The
Inlet is an 11,300-hectare, marine-tidal water body, contained by
190 kilometres of shoreline. The surrounding natural drainage basin
is home to several municipalities and comprises an additional 98,000
hectares of land. As part of the larger Georgia Basin region, Burrard
Inlet is a significant component of one of Canada's most productive
marine and terrestrial ecosystems. At the same time, the area is
home to a large urbanized population as well as Port Metro Vancouver,
Canada's gateway to the Pacific Rim.
1999, the partners of the Burrard Inlet Environmental Action Program
(BIEAP) initiated a process to develop a new environmental
management plan to improve the environmental quality of the
Burrard Inlet ecosystem.
Consolidated Environmental Management Plan for Burrard Inlet was
approved by the five BIEAP partners in 2002 It has since been endorsed
by seven municipalities in the BIEAP area.
addition to containing a compendium of all the environmental policies
and regulations pertaining to Burrard Inlet, the Plan identifies
a series of shared goals, objectives and actions that will ensure
coordinated decision-making and improve the environmental quality
of Burrard Inlet.
review the summary of Recommendations
and Actions, click here.
available is the report that outlines the process that was taken
to develop the Plan. It is called Public Consultation and Planning
Process: The Consolidated Environmental Management Plan for Burrard
Inlet, July 2002.