No. Land use activities (building construction, water course impacts, shoreline manipulation etc.) are already regulated by your municipal, provincial and federal laws. At the present time, NGO’s are working with municipal governments to establish consistent development guidelines – to protect the shoreline of the Lake against over development and erosion, and to protect residents and developers against the effects of climate change and rising sea level. The Biosphere designation means that best practices are encouraged, promoted and rewarded. Positive reward for positive action!
The first line says it all…“Biosphere Reserves are not about nature conservation, they are about people“!
The activities of the Biosphere Reserve are overseen by the BLBRA. You can reach the association at <email@example.com>. The association works with other local organizations already focusing on conservation, sustainable development, and capacity building (research, monitoring and education) in their programs.
A nomination document was prepared over a 2 year period, with great help from Dr. George Francis, following the guide provided by UNESCO. The Nomination was submitted (June 2010) to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO). They directed their “Man … Continue reading