Life in the waters of Howe Sound is rebounding after decades of harm from industrial activity. Planning for the future is the best way to protect the sound’s wildlife and communities. Sustainable Howe Sound is a platform for individuals and groups who share a commitment to protect Howe Sound. The end goal is a plan for land and marine environments guided by public and expert input.
Planning needs to include many voices
Howe Sound is a unique ecosystem with a diversity of land and marine life. It is home to growing coastal communities and the gateway to the Sea to Sky corridor. This internationally recognized hotspot for recreation and tourism is also seeing expanding industrial development proposals on the horizon. It is blessed with rich cultural and spiritual values.
Local organizations, First Nations, community leaders, researchers and local residents have been calling for a management plan for the lands and waters of Howe Sound. Howe Sound’s future needs to balance economic health, environmental health and social well-being.
Howe Sound needs a plan that:
- Is led by the community, science-based and inclusive
- Partners with First Nations
- Involves industry and all levels of government
- Addresses land and marine environments, cultural and social factors and economic development