The British Columbia Wildlife Federation, a non-profit, non-government organization, is pleased to be able to present the views of its 22,000 members on the topic of the Squamish Estuary Management Draft Plan. The views expressed in this brief are from concerned citizens from the length and breadth of our province, ordinary people who feel very deeply about conservation and wise use of British Columbia's natural resources. The future of the Squamish River and its Estuary, as well as all other estuarine areas of such biologically significant primary production, is an issue which must be addressed with great care and deliberation by government agencies and public alike. The goal of the Squamish Estuary Management Plan, as stated in the prefaces of the Work Group reports, is "to provide a decision-making frame-work which can be used to guide land and water use in the Squamish Estuary, but remain flexible to allow refinement in later years." The policy of the B.C. Wildlife Federation with respect to development of land and water resources in estuarine areas is very clear.
Evans, Jack. 1982. Brief on the Squamish Estuary Management Draft Plan