Infographic: Jurisdiction in Coastal BC

Coastal communities, oceans, climate adaptation
Deborah Carlson

There are many different legal authorities and regulations that have some bearing on the management of the shoreline and marine environment in BC. West Coast Environmental Law has prepared this infographic to help explain the very complicated regulatory environment in coastal BC.

The infographic demonstrates the need for a more integrated approach to coastal management, involving all levels of government – federal, provincial, Indigenous and municipal. The need for integration is even more critical as coastal communities increasingly grapple with challenges associated with climate change, such as sea level rise and increased storm surges.

Note: This publication was updated in May 2018. 
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