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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

  1. When you are paddling and visiting sites send us a SCR—that is, a report on the condition of a site(s). We have both a fillable pdf form that you need to save and send to our stewardship director (e-mail on form) or we have an online form that is sent automatically to the stewardship director.
  • This is our pdfsite condition report (the fillable form only works in the Chrome browser). Fill it out, 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. You can also just print a copy and send it to Louise, our stewardship Site Condition Report coordinator (same e-mail as above).
  • This is an online form that can be used to fill in Site Condition Reporting information.

The site condition report is completed following the seven principles of Leave No Trace. A copy for your use can be found pdfhere.

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). These sessions are announced on the events page. We have a LNT workshop on March 24 in Nanaimo.

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)

 

 

Vision

The BC Marine Trails Network (BCMTN) will be a series of interconnecting marine trails along the entire BC coastline:

  • designed with frequent access points, stopovers and campsites for users of small, beachable watercraft
  • to ensure continued coastal access for public marine recreationists to travel the BC coast and to land and camp along the way