Description: This report proposes the use of Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment as a tool to address issues with current environmental assessment, including widespread lack of faith in the provincial and federal governments to adequately manage cumulative effects, reactive processes, and the feeling of alienation from meaningful input on behalf of residents. This approach reverses the project-by-project approach to environmental assessment by providing residents the opportunity to imagine the future they want for their land and communities based on shared values, and then measuring individual projects against this vision.
Key Words: Environmental Assessment (EA), government, industry, management, research, tool
|Lead Organizations||West Coast Environmental Law, Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research|
|Regional Focus||Stikine, Northern Rockies, Peace River, Kitimat-Stikine, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Bulkley-Nechako, Fraser-Fort George, Cariboo|