BIEAP-FREMP Testimonial for the Community Mapping Network

“It is the absolute pleasure of BIEAP and FREMP to recommend the content and services of the Community Mapping Network. CMN has hosted data of our programs for more than 5 years and provided an important source of information for our partners and the public alike. In particular, the hosting of our Program’s habitat mapping and inventory has provided a vital referral point for many requiring this information in order to conduct business along the shoreline of the lower Fraser River and Burrard Inlet.

Coordinated Project Review is a process whereby applications for shoreline development are reviewed by reviewing agencies prior to receiving approval. Due to the presence of productive fish habitat, certain areas of the lower Fraser cannot be developed. These areas have been mapped and a colour coding applied. This information is available via the FREMP Atlas on CMN. It has become standard practice of would-be developers to check the FREMP Atlas on CMN to determine how a location is colour-coded when making project review application.

As with all maps of the landscape in a dynamic environment, changes occur out there which require regular updating in the virtual landscape. The amazing staff of CMN have always gone above and beyond when the need for a change is highlighted or when a problem has been reported. Their prompt attention to reported problems or glitches of any kind are what makes this such a high-integrity resource to the community.

We, the staff of BIEAP and FREMP thank the CMN for their unwavering assistance and wish them every success for the future.”

The New & Improved BC Wetlands Atlas!

The BC Wetlands Atlas provides a citizen-science based approach to mapping wetlands in British Columbia. The Atlas includes the provincial wetland layers (TRIM), some regional wetland mapping and it allows you, as a steward, to participate in conservation by adding valuable information to known wetlands and/or incorporate wetlands currently not found in the public domain. continued…

BIEAP-FREMP joined in an updated Atlas of Intertidal Habitat

The Burrard Inlet Environmental Action Program and the Fraser Rivers Estuary Management Plan are now combined in an updated habitat atlas. Updating the atlas will happen over the coming months so checkup on the progress every couple of weeks.
One new feature is the interactive shoreline video of Burrard Inlet. To see the segments we have posted so far use the “Zoom to Video Path” tool on the map window tool bar. Be patient with your clicks and presently we recommend Firefox rather than Internet Explorer on a PC or using a Mac . To watch the video make a selection from the “Task” menu – far right on map window tool bar

The Community Greenmap on CMN is growing!

This Community Greenmap is a member of the International Green Map System (GMS). A community green map becomes a map of a community’s home, showing the
connections between where we live, the food we grow, the things we do, and the land we live on. What becomes clear is that everything is vitally interconnected. The current geographic extent of this network in BC now includes Langley and the Cowichan Valley.

9 A Conservation Lands Atlas for British Columbia is now available on CMN

The BC NGO Conservation Lands Atlas is a joint effort to collect the spatial boundaries of all conserved lands secured by Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) and the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS). While information and spatial boundaries of provincial government protected lands is readily available, this type of data for land parcels protected by Non-Government organizations had not previously been compiled into one database. These land parcels have all been conserved with the goal of preserving their natural value for years to come.
Purpose:
The goal of this project is to improve the use of information that supports conservation of our natural places in British Columbia.

Shuswap Lake shoreline mapping project.

The Community Mapping Network assisted in the foreshore inventory and mapping project for Shuswap Lake.   Docks were the most common human-made item with a total of 2,789.

BC Eelgrass Atlas upgraded

The BC Eelgrass atlas is upgraded.  It is now available to both PCs and MACs.  In addition,  the database is upgraded to use spatial oracle.  There are a many new tools for viewing, querying, and generating reports.

Aquatic Information Partnership (AIP)

A new Aquatic Information Partnership (AIP) launches on CMN. There will be new AIP developments over the coming months – with new links to other components soon.
The AIP aims to provide a decision-making platform to create and maintain healthy ecosystems, to make information easily accessible, to provide a collaborative framework and to create knowledge that will facilitate the building of healthy ecosystems. Follow the link to the right to view the new AIP Atlas.