My research examines two approaches to ecosystem-based management (EBM) in coastal British Columbia (B.C.) – Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island and the Great Bear Rainforest (GBR) in the central and north coast of B.C. The first paper is an evaluation of the implementation of the Clayoquot Sound Scientific Panel’s (CSSP) recommendations, which introduced EBM in Clayoquot Sound. The second paper focuses on community-based monitoring by the Coastal Guardian Watchmen Network (CGWN) in the GBR and how they could incorporate lessons from other case studies around the world. The CGWN is a network of stewards from ten First Nations communities in the GBR, who monitor their natural and cultural resources. Together, these two papers provide insights into new approaches to conservation that are collaborative and holistic, incorporating local knowledge and concerns.
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