The Bulkley Valley Lakes District (BVLD) airshed management plan is a community action plan for clean air. Airshed management planning is a holistic, collaborative community process to address the cumulative impact of human activities on air quality. Airshed planning is ongoing. There is always a need for airshed monitoring and evaluation and research. Air pollution sources can change according to changes in human activities. New technologies and new ideas can offer opportunities for air quality improvements. And it takes time to realize air quality improvement and to recognize air quality trends and needs.
As such, this BVLD Airshed Management Plan 2012 is a living document. It builds on previous work (see acknowledgements), it provides a comprehensive documentation of current airshed planning strategies, and it offers a strong foundation on which to continuously build for the future.
The BVLD airshed management plan was first developed in 2004 by the BVLD Airshed Management Society (AMS), a non-profit society with charitable status governed by an elected board of directors. The society is responsible for overseeing all plan updates and its implementation. The Ministry of Environment (MOE) works closely with the AMS and is responsible for air quality monitoring and assessment, a critical role for supporting airshed management planning.
This living document is for all BVLD citizens who are concerned about the quality of the air we breathe and its stewardship, to stakeholder groups involved in economic and governance activities that can affect clean air, and to educators and researchers in air quality and human health. We welcome your feedback and your participation in BVLD AMS activities.