Presentation on theme: "Conservation covenants and TLC: A ten year retrospective Presented by: Christina Waddle Regional Manager Vancouver Island/Coast Region ESRI User Conference,"— Presentation transcript:
Conservation covenants and TLC: A ten year retrospective Presented by: Christina Waddle Regional Manager Vancouver Island/Coast Region ESRI User Conference, Thursday, June 21, 2007
Sea blush, Plectritis congesta What is a conservation covenant? Legal agreement between a landowner and a conservation organization, binds current and future owners Very similar to a conservation easement in the US Legislated by Land Title Act amended in 1994 Increasing land prices increase value of covenants Restricts use of the land to protect certain values
Conservation Covenant Successes Protect over 1300 hectares, with over 150 individual covenants Leading the way on covenants in BC, cooperation with the Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia and others Cooperation with landowners and the community
Conservation Covenant Challenges Accurate and complete baseline inventories Annual monitoring obligations Violations Development Covenants Second generation landowners Solutions… one will include GIS
The Future: Covenant management and GIS Develop geodatabase to store and display data, and generate maps for baseline documentation reports Accurate and complete baseline inventories Complete and georeferenced record of monitoring observations and violations Additional program for properties we own and manage, including possible future research
For more information contact: Christina Waddle Regional Manager Vancouver Island/Coast Region firstname.lastname@example.org (250)479-8301 Thank you to the Society for Conservation GIS International Scholarship Program.