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Citation Pike, R.G. 2004. 2003 Coastal Needs Assessment Study for Watershed Management. FORREX - Forest Research Extension Partnership, Kamloops, B.C. File Report 04-03.
Organization FORREX
URL http://www.forrex.org/sites/default/files/publications/full_issues/FR04-03.pdf
Abstract/Description or Keywords This report summarizes the results of a qualitative study designed to document important issues,
research gaps, and extension needs related to coastal watershed management in British Columbia,
Canada. The purpose of the assessment was to gather respondent input to assist the author in the
strategic planning of the Coastal Watershed Management Extension Program and to inform FORREX
clients of the extension needs and knowledge gaps identified by the respondents.
This study qualitatively demonstrates that most watershed management issues are complex,
interconnected, and far-reaching. The survey shows that watershed management issues appear to be
consistent province-wide except for a few coastal-specific topics. These coastal topics primarily relate
to hydrologic processes and management effects in rain-dominated watersheds, selection harvesting,
fertilizer use, salmon, and estuary management. In this report, respondent’s input were summarized and
stratified into the following themes:
· social constraints
· implications of the results-based Forest and Range Practices Act
· monitoring and data collection
· riparian management and small streams
· watershed restoration
· integrated watershed management
· climate change
· management effects on water quality
· management effects on water quantity.
This report summarizes respondent perceptions that were collected during the survey, not the
author’s interpretations of respondent’s input. This report is the first part of a process that is identifying
relevant watershed management needs.
Information Type report
Regional Watershed Coast Region
Sub-watershed if known
Aquifer #
Project status complete
Contact Name Robin Pike
Contact Email [email protected]