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Report for us!

Your input is critical. When you're at a site, report back to us on what you find. 

Where to start: Choose the correct report

If you are at a site that is 1) on the BCMT online map, and 2) as described on the online map, then go to #1. Site Condition Report.

If you are a site that is 1) not on the BCMT online map, or 2) your observations about the site differ from the information provided on the BCMT map, got to #2. New or potential Site Assessment Form.   

1. Site Condition Report

checklist icon SCRSend us basic information about possible problems at a site. This can help us understand issues and set maintenance strategies.

Quick link: Click the icon.

Time to complete: Ten minutes or less.

When to complete: Any time you visit any site, including launch sites, parks and day use sites. 

Basic requirements: Ability to fill out this electronic form. If you need a print copy to take with you, print this PDF

Additional input: If you have photos that would help us visualize the issues you are raising, or additional comments or concerns, please email them to Paul at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. New or potential Site Assessment Form

checklist icon SCR

Help us ensure our sites meet safety and logistical standards.  Play a critical role in marine trail development on the coast by providing a comprehensive assessment of a location you are visiting. 

Quick link: Click the icon.

Time to complete: At least an hour, though possibly more depending on the complexity of the site.

When to complete: Best undertaken at low tide. Fill this report when visiting any location, but it is most applicable to undeveloped wilderness sites. If unsure, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before you leave to ensure a site assessment is needed at the location you will be visiting. 

Basic requirements: Fill out this online site assessment form and follow this overview as a reference for what to look for. You can print and take the overview with you to take notes to fill out the online version when you're home again.

For best results: Because the information we require is highly specific, we are providing one-hour training workshops. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be notified of upcoming workshops or watch for notifications on Facebook, Twitter or our newsletter. By becoming a trained assessor, we can work with you to identify sites that need assessments along your trip routes. By joining us as a trained assessor, you can become a key player in building British Columbia's marine trail system!  

Additional resources

BCMT is developing these two reporting systems and will be adding more tools shortly. In the meantime:

  • Recording coordinates can be tricky! Learn how to convert coordinates to the required decimal format with this overview.
  • What is land tenure?

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