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Stewardship: Site Condition Reports

Stewardship Program: Site Condition Reporting

Introduction

The BC Marine Trails Network Association Stewardship Program is a relatively new effort to engage its volunteers and members in site condition assessment, clean up and site improvements. It’s a two-step process where members/volunteers assess the condition of sites (Site Condition Report (SCR)) in order to notify the land owners (mostly government) about the problems of the site; and b) members/volunteers clean up and improve the identified sites as needed.

What Can You Do To Help

Send Us a Site Condition Report

When you are paddling and visiting sites send us a Site Condition Report (SCR—that is, a report on the condition of a site(s)). You have two methods to fill out a form:

  1. This is an online form that can be used to fill in Site Condition Reporting information. Photos will have to be e-mailed separately to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. This is our pdffillable PDF form for Site Condition Reports. It you use the Chrome browser, it's a fillable form online; if you use Firefox save it and open in Adobe Reader or another reader. Then save with an unique name (site name) and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your photos attached separately.

The site condition report is completed following the seven principles of Leave No Trace. The principles can be viewed here.

Site Condition Report Lists

The following areas or marine trails have a number of campsites that need a Site Condition Report. Look on the far right column for 'SCR needed'.

a. Discovery Island Group

b. Salish Sea Marine Trail

c. Vancouver Island North Circle Route.

Paddlers are welcome to submit site condition reports for sites beyond the lists above.

Helping Us Clean Up or Improve the Sites

  1. We take information from your SCR to create a program. We locate problem areas and organize work crews for clean up or site remediation.
  2. You can volunteer for this work when the information is posted on our Events page. If you are not a member you are still welcome to send in a SCR to our stewardship manager(s) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Training in The Use Of Your SCR Form

  Periodically, training sessions are conducted using a SCR (or within a LNT workshop). We just had a session on March 24, 2017. We will post new sessions here.

Site Conditioning Reporting needs at a glance

Use this map to see where our Site Condition Reporting prioriities are. The red icons indicate high-priority locations.

Stewardship Director(s)

Our current stewardship co-chairs are Roxanne and Stephanie (their contact e-mail is on our contact page). 

** Saving the Fillable PDF form - after you have filled the SCR pdf form right click on it and choose Save. Attach this document to an e-mail and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Louise)

 

 

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