Alt’ka7tsem/Howe Sound Conservation Options
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Authored by: Fiona Beaty, Willem Van Riet
Partners: Ocean Wise Coastal Ocean Research Institute (CORI)
This conservation analysis of Alt’ka7tsem/Howe Sound identifies areas of high ecological value that have the best opportunity to catalyze conservation action. The analysis divides the candidate areas into two categories:
- Category blue areas, which offer excellent opportunity for formal protection of ecological values and attributes that may be threatened by present and potential future human activities.
- Category green areas, which identify high biodiversity areas that overlap with places where people live and work, suggesting management practices to reverse harm, restore ecosystem health, and protect socio-ecological systems.
Alt’ka7tsem/Howe Sound Ecological Values Assessment
This document outlines the methods used to identify high biodiversity areas in Alt’ka7tsem/Howe Sound and has an accompanying map book that shows the areas of high ecological value identified through the process.