Innovative Monitoring and its Influence on Resource Decision Making
Tuesday March 13, 2007 -
Dze L K'Ant Friendship Centre - Smithers, BC
In British Columbia, the number of plans and processes for managing the land base has increased substantially within the last 10 years. Most of these plans and processes contain objectives, strategies, criteria and indicators, all of which require monitoring. However, while the need for monitoring has been growing rapidly, it can be argued that the amount of monitoring has not been keeping pace. The Bulkley Valley Research Centre responded to this situation by hosting a conference in March of 2007: Innovative Monitoring and its Influence on Resource Decision Making. In addition to the need for more monitoring projects, the conference highlighted many aspects of monitoring including the range of objectives of different monitoring projects, the range of organizations involved with monitoring, and the range of temporal and spatial scales that monitoring may address. Challenges of monitoring were raised and examples of successful monitoring projects were also presented.