WhaleNorth Coast Draft Marine Plan Released

The North Coast – Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society and the Province of British Columbia would appreciate your feedback on the North Coast draft Marine Plan during the public review period, which runs April 29 – June 3, 2014.

For more background on the Marine Planning Partnership initiative and how First Nations and the Province of British Columbia are working together, here are “Things to know about MaPP” in a question and answer format. You can also learn more about the MaPP initiative from our video.

How to Provide Feedback on the Draft Plan

You are welcome to comment in one or all of the following ways:
• Attend a community public meeting
• Fill out a response form – online or download a hard copy
• Send us an email

Comments will be received until June 3, 2014.

Community Public Meetings

There will be two public meetings on the North Coast, one in Prince Rupert and one in Kitimat. Participants will have an opportunity to review maps and displays and to speak one-on-one with representatives of the North Coast – Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society and the provincial government. Each meeting will begin with an open house followed by a presentation on the draft plan (see below). The planning team will be available to answer questions and respond to comments following the presentation.

Times and Agendas

Open House: 5:30 – 6:30? pm
Presentation and questions: 6:30 – 8 pm

Dates and Locations

Prince Rupert – May 12, 2014
North Coast Meeting and Convention Centre
240 1st Avenue West

Kitimat – May 13, 2014
Kitimat Valley Institute
1352 Alexander Avenue

Online Response Form

If you are unable to attend a public meeting or you have additional information to contribute, please provide your input by June 3, 2014 using this online response form. Or print this downloadable response form and drop it off at the North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society office in Prince Rupert, or mail your comments to us (mailing addresses are included in the downloadable form).

Email us

You can provide comments to us by email at nc-feedback@mappocean.org.

How feedback will be used

The North Coast planning team, composed of co-leads from the North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society and the Province of British Columbia, will review all the input received as part of the consultation process and make changes to the plan where appropriate. The comments received from public and stakeholders will be documented, and a summary of the main themes prepared.