The Coast Information Team brought together
the best available scientific, traditional, and local knowledge to develop independent information and analyses in support of ecosystem-based management (EBM) in the north and central coastal region of British Columbia, including Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands. This information was provided to the three subregional Land and Resource Management Planning (LRMP) tables and the several First Nations Land Use Planning (LUP) tables to assist them in developing practical recommendations to resolve land use and natural resource management issues.

The CIT concluded its work on March 31, 2004. The suite of CIT products contained on this website reflects the legacy of CIT's work and provides valuable information and guidance on the key tenets of EBM: maintaining ecosystem integrity and improving human wellbeing. Stakeholders and First Nations involved in land and resource management decision-making in the CIT area are encouraged to draw on the information and recommendations in CIT products as they seek to implement EBM.

 

Home page photographs courtesy Ministry of Forests
http://www.citbc.org. Last revised Dec 20, 2004

New publications available:

CIT Review Report
R. Prescott-Allen, 2005

CIT Experience:
Recommendations on processes and structures for success.

M.J. Hadley, 2004

Thresholds in habitat supply:
A review of the literature

P.R. Dykstra, 2004


For further information on follow-up activities to the CIT, check the following websites:

Rainforest Solutions Project (RSP)
http://www.savethegreatbear.org 

Coast Forest Conservation Initiative (CFCI)
http://www.coastforest
conservationinitiative.com/

Central Coast LRMP:
http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/ilmb/lup/
lrmp/coast/cencoast/index.html

North Coast LRMP:
http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/ilmb/lup/
lrmp/coast/ncoast/index.html

Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands LUP
http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/ilmb/lup/
lrmp/coast/qci/index.html