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Marine Impacts of Private Moorage in kalpilin (Pender Harbour)

Monday June 3, 2024. 12-1pm

Docks and other overwater structures are common features along urbanized shorelines. Though these structures can provide commercial and recreational opportunities, they may also have adverse impacts on the marine environment and other coastal land uses. In March 2018, the environmental consulting firm M.C. Wright and Associates Ltd. concluded a two-phase study of dock impacts on the marine environment in Pender Harbour for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. 

Join Sacha O’Regan as she talks about the study methods and findings and dock management recommendations.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81837591199?pwd=b3FhMmtBWnVIOFJxKzVtWlNGQjNMdz09Onl

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About Sacha O’Regan

Sacha O’Regan is a professional biologist who has worked in the realm of freshwater and marine aquatic ecology in BC since 2010. From 2013 to 2021, Sacha worked in environmental consulting, leading environmental impact assessments and permitting applications for provincial and federal regulatory agencies, developing management guidance, and developing monitoring and restoration plans for aquatic ecosystems. While working as a biologist at M.C. Wright and Associates Ltd., Sacha was the lead author of the 2018 two-phase study of dock development impacts on the marine environment in Pender Harbour completed for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

As of late 2021, Sacha works in Nanaimo as an Ecosystems Biologist at the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, where she develops decision-making advice and directs programs to manage aquatic ecosystems in the West Coast Region, particularly as relates to wetlands, watersheds, and the coastal zone. Here, Sacha is giving this talk as lead author of the M.C. Wright and Associates study, not as a provincial employee.

Additional resources

Photo of cover of report: "Impact of Docks in Pender Harbour: Phase 2 Assessment"

Impact of Docks in Pender Harbour: Phase 2 Assessment. March 2018

Report prepared for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, South Coast Natural Resource Region by M.C. Wright and Associates.