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West Coast Aquatic brings together diverse people who are passionate about the west coast of Vancouver Island — people who make a living from its waters, rely on its health for food, and protect its beauty — to help improve their connection with the living landscape that they are a part of.


The Marine Ecosystem Reference Guide is a decision support tool that includes over 200 layers of scientific, traditional and local knowledge in an interactive format that can be used to proactively assess conflicts and compatibilities between values and uses in the marine environment. The Guide covers Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds, and will grow to include more areas of the west coast of Vancouver Island


This Help Guide will assist you in using a number of simple tools available in the mapping application so you can view the knowledge layers and share information with others.