Bowen - Gambier

Last updated on May 11, 2018

Project Description and Location: Bowen-Gambier and the smaller islands of Howe Sound were mapped with the East Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory. 

Project partners: This project was coordinated and overseen by a technical advisory group that included representatives from:

  • Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment Canada)
  • Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection (Vancouver Island Region, Nanaimo)
  • Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management (Conservation Data Centre)

Major funding for the project was provided by Environment Canada (Pacific Coast Joint Venture) and the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund. Additional funds were contributed by B.C.'s Corporate Resources Inventory Initiative, B.C. Ministry of Forests, Capital and Comox-Strathcona Regional Districts, Provincial Capital Commission, Islands Trust, City of Nanaimo and the District of Campbell River. Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided additional stream data to supplement the TRIM (Terrain Resource Information Management) digital base maps.

Project objectives: The project systematically identified and mapped the ecologically significant and relatively unmodified sensitive terrestrial ecosystems remaining in the study area. 

Standards and scale used: This project predates the Standard for Mapping Ecosystems at Risk in BC. Inventory data was gathered through air photo interpretation, supported by selective field checking. Mapping is presented at 1:20 000 scale


Data & Reports

Report Authors: Canadian Wildlife Service and BC Ministry of Environment

Data and Reports on EcoCatSensitive Ecosystems Inventory - Bowen-Gambier

Users should also refer to the Technical and Conservation Reports for Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory: East Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands