As population size has increased in this region, there has been increasing pressure put on the environment of the Strait. This is the result of resource extraction and development for housing, forestry, industry, agriculture and mining. At the same time, there has been increased use of water, increased outputs of sewage and pollution, and increased land conversion for human development and industry.
We are gathering data on human impacts ranging from population growth, water usage, agriculture and sewage outputs, pulp and paper mill effluents, mining and forestry impacts, aquaculture, fishing, marine transportation, and recreational usage of the waters of the Strait.
Some of the links below are to sites that provide further information on key issues impacting the Strait.
- Georgia Strait Alliance: www.georgiastrait.org/
- Living Oceans Society: www.livingoceans.org/
- Georgia Strait Communities Atlas: www.georgiastrait.org/
- Marine Harvest Canada: www.marineharvestcanada.com
- Contaminants Atlas: http://cmnbc.ca/atlas_gallery/pacific-region-contaminants-atlas
- Other atlases from the CMN:
- Watershed Statistics Atlas: http://cmnbc.ca/atlas_gallery/aip-bc-watershed-statistics
- BC Marine Conservation Atlas: http://cmnbc.ca/atlas_gallery/bc-marine-conservation-analysis-atlas-under-construction
- Forage Fish Habitat Atlas:http://cmnbc.ca/atlas_gallery/forage-fish-atlas-and-data-management-system
- Burrard Inlet Environmental Action Program (BIEAP) and Fraser River Estuary Management Program (FREMP) Atlas: http://cmnbc.ca/atlas_gallery/fremp-bieap-habitat-atlas
- Georgia Basin Habitat Atlas: http://cmnbc.ca/atlas_gallery/georgia-basin-habitat-atlas
- Georgia Strait Alliance:http://cmnbc.ca/atlas_gallery/georgia-strait-alliance
- Invasive Species Atlas:http://cmnbc.ca/atlas_gallery/invasive-species-spartinaca
- Pacific Coastal Resources Atlas: http://cmnbc.ca/atlas_gallery/pacific-coastal-resources-atlas-british-columbia
- Southern Gulf Islands Atlas: http://cmnbc.ca/atlas_gallery/southern-gulf-islands