Anthropogenic (human-caused) Ecosystem Modification

Anthropogenic: (Combining form of Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, man, human), with the suffix -genic, (producing or generating something)


Aerial Maps Courtesy of the CRD NATURAL AREAS ATLAS

The link on the left side takes you to the reference for the sector and the specific part of that file where the impacts are explained in more detail.

Where more than one map exists, they are organized from North to South.

collageClick on the collage above for an enlargement of this tribute to the beautification of Metchosin’s shorelines!

Click on this column for habitat ecology pages:
  Click on Images in this column to see Anthropogenic    Impact Pages
Race Rocks Archipelago- anthropogenic impactDocks, blasting from Bentinck Island, Ecotourism and Illegal Fishing impacts.
Bentinck Island and Rocky Point- anthropogenic impactDocks and Sea wall bulkhead
Church Island and Whirl Bay- anthropogenic impactMilitary Installation for underwater explosives testing
Beecher Bay anthropogenic impactLog booming and docks.
Pedder Bay- anthropogenic impactSeveral docks, sewage outfalls parking lot runoff.
William Head anthropogenic impactSewage outfall, docks.
Weirs and Taylor Beach- anthropogenic impactShoreline construction.
Albert Head North Beach. Albert Head anthropogenic impactSea wall construction
Witty’s lagoon and Tower Point Wittys Lagoon human impactSea Walls and bulkheading on shoreline


perkinslane_pugetsoundWe must however consider ourselves lucky (so far ) in Metchosin, as we have yet to experience the disasters that have happened in Puget Sound .
This link to an Image Gallery  shows how bad it can get:


See this file on the Forage Fish and the hazards from development