Ecosystem Based Management Working Group Director

(2007- Present)

Alex Grzybowski was retained by the Provincial Government and multiple coastal First Nations (Aboriginal peoples) to facilitate and lead a team of representatives of provincial agencies, First Nations, Environmental Groups, communities, and forest companies mandated to provide information and recommendations on the implementation of EBM on the central and north coast of British Columbia (“Great Bear Rainforest”).

Boreal Forest Conservation Principles


In 2004, the Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI) and the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the conservation of boreal forests. Since then, they have been engaged in ongoing discussions with regard to the implementation of the MOU, including a facilitated multi-party workshop that produced a consensus proceedings report with action items and recomendations, and ongoing facilitated discussions associated with developing a conservation planning framework.

Coast Information Team


The Coast Information Team (CIT) is an independent, international science team mandated to develop locally and internationally credible information and advice on Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) for land use planning processes on the Central and North Coast and Queen Charlotte Islands\Haida Gwaii in British Columbia. The CIT was established as a result of multi-party land use policy agreements in 2001. The CIT Funding Agreement among the Provincial Government, Forest Companies, Environmental Groups and First Nations, provided in excess of $3.0 million to finance the initiative. Key CIT products include an overarching EBM Framework, the EBM Planning Handbook, the Hydroriparian planning Guide and “The Scientific Basis of EBM”. Development of these products required in depth discussions and consensus building among a wide range of scientists and interested stakeholders. Multi-party planning processes have adopted all of these products as the basis for implementing EBM in coastal BC.