The Council monitors all Water Lease / Tenure Applications made to the provincial government and makes comment on any that would have an adverse effect on recreational boating. This process has allowed the Council to become the recognized voice for recreational boaters by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations of the BC Government.

Over the years, it has had good success in eliciting changes or significant adjustments to applications, mitigating the impact on boaters.

This is how the Squirrel Cove application was found and reacted to.