This project maps ecosystem services (carbon sequestration, water quantity and quality), identifies potential new Sensitive Ecosystem Inventory (SEI) polygons, and describes the policy landscape of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Our analyses, including policy implications and recommendations for future research, will inform an updated Natures Without Borders document, which is a conservation strategy often consulted by municipal planners in their decision-making and land use planning.

Partner: Comox Valley Land Trust (CVLT)
Funder: UBC
Keywords: biodiversity, ecological systems, water

Jannatul Ferdous, Michelle Hak Hepburn, Ehsan Pashanejad & Ira Sutherland