Current Initiatives

The BVLD Airshed Management Society’s mission is to facilitate clean air solutions in the Bulkley Valley – Lakes District for the Protection and Improvement of the Health of BVLD Residents. By Continuously Improving Air Quality and primarily targeting a pollutant known as particulate matter, (PM), The BVLD Airshed Management Plan presents a set of goals, indicators and strategies that together provide a roadmap to achieving better air quality.

Our current goals:

• Maintain and improve our understanding of air quality science in the BVLD
• Meet ambient air quality targets at Ministry of Environment monitoring stations in the airshed
• Improve stakeholder awareness of and participation in airshed management activities
• Reduce emissions in all sectors
• Strengthen the linkage between air quality and human health by identifying specific goals, indicators and strategies as appropriate

Current Initiatives:

  • Maintain ambient monitoring for PM and meteorology
  • Update micro emission inventory (MEI)
  • Consider future impact assessment studies
  • Encourage academia to conduct relevant and local research
  • Hire a coordinator
  • Maintain an updated website
  • Maintain board representation for the following stakeholder groups: provincial government, industry, local government, heath and the general public (NGOs, etc.)
  • Develop and deliver community presentations
  • Develop and implement an annual reporting procedure to track the Clean Air Plan implementation

For more information see the AMSMember.NEWS under the About Us section. Our Funding drop down will also let you in on what we plan to do to mitigate air pollution effects.

Quick BC Case Study

A case study of a timber harvest in the Quick Core Eco-System presents a trial of the BVLD Airshed Management Plan.

Despite Quick community members’ attempt at thorough smoke management planning beginning nearly a year before the event there was still a burn and immediate health effects felt by those nearby. The AMS is still gathering photos but to see a draft of the full story please visit our website:

http://cleanairplan.ca/images/uploads/docs/QuickCaseStudy2.pdf

Thank-you to Dina Hanson for the following pictures…