The majority of BWM Trust’s activities address its purpose of planning, prioritising, directing, facilitating and funding impartial monitoring research of the implementation and effectiveness of public land use plans and related natural resources management activities in the Babine Watershed.
These land use plans were approved for the watershed by the provincial government and include objectives for biodiversity, water quality, wildlife, tourism, recreation, and timber.
The BWM Trust’s field projects involve:
- detecting negative consequences to natural resources from implementation of land use plans
- reducing uncertainty to resource outcomes
- developing baseline indicator data
Annual Monitoring Plan
The Trustees develop an annual monitoring planfor the Babine Watershed, guided by the Monitoring Framework. The plan identifies monitoring projects for the year.
- 2015 Plan (PDF)
- 2014 Plan (PDF)
- 2013 Plan (PDF)
- 2012 Plan (Amendment) (PDF)
- 2012 Plan (PDF)
- 2011 Plan (PDF)
- 2010 Plan (PDF)
- 2009 Plan (PDF)
- 2008 Plan (PDF)
- 2007 Plan (PDF)
- 2006 Plan (PDF)
- 2005 Plan (PDF)
The BWM Trust periodically updates the Monitoring Framework with new scientific information. The Monitoring Framework provides a scientifically-based foundation that enables the Trustees to set priorities, in a logical, impartial and transparent manner. This results in allocating trust funds to monitoring research field projects which best address the effectiveness of land use plan objectives and strategies.
The BWM Trust’s activities and the results from monitoring are reported publicly on its web site. The BWM Trust also serves as a clearinghouse by collecting information on all aspects of monitoring in the Babine and making it available to anyone interested.
Project Summaries 2005-2010
The following document summarises the results from projects completed to February 2010.