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1 Fraser River Estuary Management Program Achieving Integrative & Collaborative Ecosystem Management in the Fraser River Estuary Fraser River Estuary Annemarie De Andrade, BSc, MSc Program Manager

2 FREMP Jurisdiction FREMP AREA Wetted side of dike, 540km of shoreline

3 Fraser Estuary – a complex ecosystem Fraser Estuary – a complex ecosystem

4 FREMP Planning & Policy Making Tools Red = High Productivity Yellow = Moderate Productivity Green = Low Productivity

5 Ecological Features & Functions Approach (EFFA) Ecological Features & Functions Approach (EFFA) ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE PERSPECTIVE PHYSICALPROCESSESBIOLOGICALPROCESSES HUMANPROCESSES

6 Reach #3 Lower North Arm Reach #5 Lower South Arm Reach #6 Upper North Arm Reach #7 Upper South Arm Reach #2 Boundary Bay Reach #8 Lower Fraser Main Channel Reach #9 Upper Fraser Main Channel Reach #10 Pitt River REACHES OF THE FRASER RIVER Reach #1 Sturgeon & Roberts Banks Reach #4 Middle Arm

7 Roberts & Sturgeon Banks Reach Overview Phase I – Backgrounder Roberts & Sturgeon Banks Reach Overview Phase I – Backgrounder Habitats Habitats Physical & Biological Processes Physical & Biological Processes History of Activities History of Activities Status, Trends & Research Needs Status, Trends & Research Needs

8 Roberts & Sturgeon Banks Reach Overview Phase I – Backgrounder

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10 Roberts & Sturgeon Banks Reach Overview Roberts & Sturgeon Banks Reach Overview Phase II – Stakeholder Consultation June 2010

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12 Address cumulative effects Address cumulative effects Monitoring Monitoring Mapping Mapping Habitat compensation Habitat compensation Restoration Restoration Research Research Develop key indicators Develop key indicators Develop guidelines Develop guidelines Phase II – Recommendations

13 Roberts & Sturgeon Banks Reach Overview Scientific Workshop (Nov 2010) Roberts & Sturgeon Banks Reach Overview Scientific Workshop (Nov 2010) Research gaps & future needs Research gaps & future needs Prioritizing projects Prioritizing projects Summer 2011 Summer st - Four level baseline mapping 2 nd - Sediment management

14 Conclusion Opportunities Conclusion Opportunities Achieving Integrative & Collaborative Ecosystem Management in the Fraser River Estuary Fraser River Estuary FREMP – forum for collaboration FREMP – forum for collaboration Multiple planning tools Multiple planning tools Prioritized list of research needs Prioritized list of research needs Established a preliminary baseline Established a preliminary baseline

15 Conclusion Challenges Conclusion Challenges Sustained funding & resources : Sustained funding & resources : Sediment Monitoring & Habitat Monitoring Sediment Monitoring & Habitat Monitoring Maintain momentum Maintain momentum Achieving Integrative & Collaborative Ecosystem Management in the Fraser River Estuary Fraser River Estuarywww.bieapfremp.org Implement Adaptive Management Implement Adaptive Management Comprehensive mapping using consistent approach Comprehensive mapping using consistent approach Restore habitats lost to sea level rise, invasive species Restore habitats lost to sea level rise, invasive species


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