Editor’s Note: From the Archives calls attention to past MEAM articles whose perspectives and insight remain relevant.

In April 2015, the Marine Planning Partnership for the North Pacific Coast (MaPP) released plans for over 100,000 km2 of the coastal waters of the Canadian province of British Columbia — making it the largest area in North America covered by ocean plans. Learn more from four MaPP team members about the factors that enabled MaPP to successfully negotiate the complex planning process.