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PNCIMA Engagement Strategy

We received the attached from the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area Initiative (PNCIMA) Planning Office today and are passing it along as a service to readers of the MASC Blog:

Attached (PNCIMA Engagement Strategy May 30 10) you will find a revised version of the PNCIMA Initiative Engagement Strategy. The content of the Strategy has been strongly shaped by several rounds of discussion over the past year with diverse interest groups, including First Nations, user groups, environmental groups, coastal communities, and federal, provincial and local governments. A draft version of the document was circulated for public review in March and April 2010. Members of the PNCIMA Planning Office and Bilateral Coordination Steering Committee invited feedback by mail, phone, and email, and convened numerous stakeholder and community meetings, visiting Skidegate, Masset, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Shearwater, Bella Coola, and Vancouver.

On behalf of the PNCIMA Planning Office and Steering Committee, we’d like to thank all those who provided input or participated in these meetings. The review generated significant feedback that has informed revisions to the Engagement Strategy and will also inform the development of other documents, such as workplans for the PNCIMA initiative that outline what will be addressed in the planning process and Terms of Reference for the Integrated Oceans Advisory Committee (IOAC) and Working Groups. As one of the first steps towards implementing the Strategy, stakeholder groups have been invited to identify participants in the IOAC.

The full scope of public feedback we received on the Strategy is summarized in video recordings and notes from each meeting and a Proceedings Report, all available at However, we’ve also described some of the key points of feedback that you’ll see integrated into the revised Engagement Strategy in the table (in the attached document PNCIMA Engagement Strategy Cover Note June 3 10) for easy reference.

The Engagement Strategy is intended to be a “living” document, which the PNCIMA Planning Office will continue to modify as we learn about what works and what can be improved. Ongoing public feedback will be critical to informing these modifications.

The PNCIMA Planning Office

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June 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm