This report presents an overview of a practical strategy for sustainable resource management within North-eastern British Columbia, under which cumulative impacts could be assessed and managed through two integrated tracks: project review and broader regional management tools. The report highlights key elements of a regional approach to cumulative impact management, particularly those associated with oil and gas activities. Finally, it identifies crucial cumulative impact management (CIM) items opportunities to: adopt the dual-track approach to addressing cumulative impacts; incorporate a formal screening for CIM into the Oil and Gas Commission’s application review process; continue work on definition of CIM indicators and management thresholds; and establishing a central sustainable resource management strategy steering committee to advise on regional initiatives.
AXYS Environmental Consulting Ltd. and Salmo Consulting Inc. 2003. Approaching Cumulative Impact Management in Northeast British Columbia Summary Report. Prepared for British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission and Muskwa-Kechika Advisory Board. 33 Pages.