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Providing a forum for local governments, Regional Districts and First Nations discussion to maintain and enhance the economic, environmental, cultural and social well being of the Howe Sound for the benefit of present and future generations.

Deep in the fjords of Howe Sound there are many competing interests.   Each of these believe to have the best possible outcomes for the land and the people who live, work and play in Howe Sound and for the most part we get along very well.

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An update to the Ocean Watch Report is in the planning stages by Coastal Ocean Research Institute. Strategic plans are in place for local government actions.

Spring 2019 Forum Review

April 29, 2019

On Friday April 26, 2019, 65 people that included elected officials from member communities, Provincial and Federal representatives, local government staff and non-government observers travelled by water taxis to Camp Fircom on Gambier Island for the Alt’ka7tsem/Howe Sound Community Forum, hosted by the Gambier Island and Area Local Trust Committee.

Stewards for Howe Sound filled up many truck loads of debris following the punishing winter storm events this winter. Local residents took to the water and the shorelines with boats, bags and nets, many on their own and in teams.

The David Suzuki Foundation in partnership with OceanWise unveiled their Atl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound Conservation Assessment in March.

March 6th, formal protections for eight more glass sponge reef areas in Howe Sound announced.

Winter Storm Clean Up

March 10, 2019

Howe Sound wide clean up of debris is being planned following the winter storms.

Camp Fircom on Gambier Island will be the location for the next Howe Sound Community Forum taking place on April 26th, 2019

There are many ways you and family can contribute to keeping Howe Sound healthy.  Here are some current opportunities.

Until legitimate safety questions are satisfied, Howe Sound should not be used as an experiment.

The Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative (HSBRI) team is working on compiling the information needed to complete the nomination package for submission to UNESCO targeted for the spring of 2019.

Adopting a Green Shores approach will help mitigate future damage from sea level rise, storms and king tides.

Connecting knowledge and people across governments, First Nations, and marine sectors to build capacity for co-management and improve socio-ecological health in Howe Sound/Atl’kitsem.

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