Community Questionnaire Summer 2018

The Gambier Island Local Trust Committee (LTC) is seeking input from community members and stakeholders on community shoreline protection values, and policy and regulatory options for strengthening protection of marine and shoreline areas on Keats Island.
 
Your input during the first phase of the project is important to:
  • Assist the Local Trust Committee in identifying priority community marine and shoreline values on Keats Island, and
  • Inform Phase 2 of the project, which may include potential amendments to the Keats Island Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw No. 77 and/or the Keats Island Land Use Bylaw No. 78.

The questionnaire will take less than 10 minutes to complete and is available online. Paper copies will be distributed by mail, and at the community consultation event held at Keats Camp, Keats Island on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Paper copies can be mailed or scanned and emailed to:

Islands Trust, Northern Office
700 North Road
Gabriola Island, BC V0X 1X3
gambierplanner@islandstrust.bc.ca

For more information on the Keats Island Shoreline Protection Project, please visit the project website or contact planning staff at 250.247.2063.

Thank you for your participation!

Susan Morrison, Chair, Gambier Island Local Trust Committee
Dan Rogers, Gambier Island Local Trustee
Kate-Louise Stamford, Gambier Island Local Trustee


Would you say the current level of foreshore development (including stairs, walkways, retaining walls and other similar structures) on Keats Islands is:

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* 1. Would you say the current level of foreshore development (including stairs, walkways, retaining walls and other similar structures) on Keats Islands is:

Would you say the number of docks in the marine areas of Keats Island is:

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* 2. Would you say the number of docks in the marine areas of Keats Island is:

Currently, the Keats Island OCP includes policy language to limit docks to existing and water access only lots. Are you in support of limiting private docks to 'water access only' lots?

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* 3. Currently, the Keats Island OCP includes policy language to limit docks to existing and water access only lots. Are you in support of limiting private docks to 'water access only' lots?

In considering shoreline protection on Keats Island, how important are the following environmental and cultural values to you?

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* 4. In considering shoreline protection on Keats Island, how important are the following environmental and cultural values to you?

  Not sure/Need more information Not Important Slightly Important Moderately Important Important Very Important
Archaeological sites
Recreational opportunities
Maintaining public access to the foreshore
Additional parks and Protected Marine Areas
Protected and/or undisturbed natural areas
Natural shoreline vegetation
Sensitive ecosystems
(incl. Coastal Bluffs)
Eelgrass habitats
Forage fish habitats
Other marine species habitats
How important are the following private land-related values to you?

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* 5. How important are the following private land-related values to you?

  Not sure/Need more information Not Important Slightly Important Moderately Important Important Very Important
Waterfront accessibility
(i.e. ramps, stairs)
Private docks
Shared or community docks
Protection from sea level rise/storm surges
Protection from shoreline erosion
Ocean views
Vegetative buffers, natural shorelines on private property
Maintaining modified shorelines and existing seawalls
Privacy/landscape screening
Private conservation covenants along the shoreline
Do you support enhancing policies and regulations to increase protection of Keats Island's marine and shoreline areas?

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* 6. Do you support enhancing policies and regulations to increase protection of Keats Island's marine and shoreline areas?

Do you have specific concerns about the use and development of Keats Island shorelines that have not been mentioned? Please describe:

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* 7. Do you have specific concerns about the use and development of Keats Island shorelines that have not been mentioned? Please describe:

Please select all of the following statement/s which apply to you:

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* 8. Please select all of the following statement/s which apply to you:

Please provide any additional comments or questions you have about 'Phase 1' of the Keats Island Shoreline Protection project:

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* 9. Please provide any additional comments or questions you have about 'Phase 1' of the Keats Island Shoreline Protection project:

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