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[irf-members-news] New Study of Sandy Cay Carrying-Capacity

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  • Bruce Potter
    [It is with special anticipation that we are proud to announce this new project on the eve of H. Lavity Stoutt Day (March 6th) in the British Virgin
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 4, 2000
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      [It is with special anticipation that we are proud to announce this
      new project on the eve of H. Lavity Stoutt Day (March 6th) in the
      British Virgin Islands---a special day to commemorate one of the
      great leaders of the territory in the 20th century. . . bp]

      >Island Resources Foundation and H. Lavity Stoutt Community College
      >of the British Virgin Islands are undertaking a special evaluation
      >of one of the British Virgin Islands' most unique small islands,
      >Sandy Cay. Dr. Ed Towle will lead the project which will look at
      >Sandy Cay's natural environment and sustainability requirements in
      >the face of increasing local and touristic use. This
      >carrying-capacity and management planning effort is being done with
      >the cooperation and participation of the BVI National Parks Trust
      >and the Town and Country Planning Department.
      > The study will assess a broad spectrum of park and protected
      >area planning principles, design features, and "best management
      >practices" in relation to the specific needs, opportunities and
      >threats to Sandy Cay. This project is funded by the current owner of
      >Sandy Cay and long-time Foundation supporter, Laurance S.
      >Rockefeller.
      >
      >This project is the first activity of the new Eastern Caribbean
      >environmental information centre and natural resource library based
      >at 123 Main Street, in Road Town, Tortola. This centre is a
      >collaborative programme of Island Resources Foundation and H. Lavity
      >Stoutt Community College which has been planned and developed over
      >the past three years. This centre will provide the BVI and other
      >small island states in the Eastern Caribbean with a number of
      >special technical services, including land use and impact assessment
      >studies, coastal area management planning, and educational
      >programmes for the community.

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