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Advancing marine planning in British Columbia by supporting a collaborative, government-driven, and science-based process.
The Marine Plan Partnership for the North Pacific Coast (MaPP) is a co-led process between 18 First Nations and the Government of the Province of British Columbia that is planning for marine uses on B.C.’s North Pacific Coast, now and into the future. The MaPP plan area is divided into four sub-regions: Haida Gwaii, North Coast, Central Coast, and North Vancouver Island.
The MaPP marine plans will provide recommendations for decision makers and guidance for land administrators, project planners, businesses, First Nations, local governments, and other stakeholders. The plans are intended to balance sustainable economic development with environmental stewardship, help improve the efficiency of approval processes within existing policies and procedures, reduce spatial conflicts among marine users, and provide business certainty.
MaPP is notable for the diversity of stakeholders it brings together and the number of marine uses, activities, and values it addresses.
Congratulations to the 18 First Nations and Province of British Columbia who celebrated a historic m…