The intention to prepare a Squamish Estuary Management Plan was announced jointly in May 1979 by the British Columbia Minister of Environment and the Canada Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. The goal of the Plan is to provide a decision-making framework which can be used to guide land and water use in the Squamish estuary, but remain flexible to allow refinement in later years.
Planning Committee. 1982. Report of the Planning Committee on a Proposed Squamish Estuary Management Plan: Volume Two Appendices. Ministry of Environment