Pitt Polder Vegetation Assessment

Funding to Ducks Unlimited from the BC Parks Community Legacy Program supported a conservation assessment of wetland and upslope ecosystems within and surrounding the Pitt Polder Ecological Reserve. The Ecological Reserve was designated in 1980 to “preserve a fragment of rapidly

Pitt Polder Vegetation Assessment

Funding to Ducks Unlimited from the BC Parks Community Legacy Program supported a conservation assessment of wetland and upslope ecosystems within and surrounding the Pitt Polder Ecological Reserve. The Ecological Reserve was designated in 1980 to “preserve a fragment of rapidly

Bath Slough Restoration Plan

The Bath Slough Restoration Plan recommends strategies and actions to improve the ecological and community values of Bath Slough and its surrounding corridor. The slough has potential to be an ecologically important natural area in the urbanized landscape of north-central

Bath Slough Restoration Plan

The Bath Slough Restoration Plan recommends strategies and actions to improve the ecological and community values of Bath Slough and its surrounding corridor. The slough has potential to be an ecologically important natural area in the urbanized landscape of north-central

Surrey Environmental Management Study

The City of Surrey used a novel, science‐based approach to identify a network of natural and semi-natural areas – called the Green Infrastructure Network (GIN), across the city. It used detailed vegetation mapping and spatial analyses to identify a connected

Surrey Environmental Management Study

The City of Surrey used a novel, science‐based approach to identify a network of natural and semi-natural areas – called the Green Infrastructure Network (GIN), across the city. It used detailed vegetation mapping and spatial analyses to identify a connected

Coastal Butterfly and Moth Species at Risk

We have worked on a group of rare butterflies and moths in coastal BC including Sand-verbena Moth, Dun Skipper, Vancouver Island Ringlet, and Edward’s Beach Moth. Most of our recent work (2007 to present) has focused on a population of

Coastal Butterfly and Moth Species at Risk

We have worked on a group of rare butterflies and moths in coastal BC including Sand-verbena Moth, Dun Skipper, Vancouver Island Ringlet, and Edward’s Beach Moth. Most of our recent work (2007 to present) has focused on a population of

Cordova Shore Conservation Strategy

The Cordova Shore is a unique coastal landscape on southeastern Vancouver Island composed of rich intertidal and subtidal marine areas, a sand spit and dunes, eroding bluffs, coastal wetlands, and rock outcrops. It supports species at risk such as the

Cordova Shore Conservation Strategy

The Cordova Shore is a unique coastal landscape on southeastern Vancouver Island composed of rich intertidal and subtidal marine areas, a sand spit and dunes, eroding bluffs, coastal wetlands, and rock outcrops. It supports species at risk such as the

Biodiversity in the City of Vancouver

Despite the intensive urbanization that characterizes the City of Vancouver, it supports some unique ecological features in its parks, shorelines, and residential neighbourhoods. Stanley Park has some of the last low-elevation old-growth trees in the lower Fraser Valley and the

Biodiversity in the City of Vancouver

Despite the intensive urbanization that characterizes the City of Vancouver, it supports some unique ecological features in its parks, shorelines, and residential neighbourhoods. Stanley Park has some of the last low-elevation old-growth trees in the lower Fraser Valley and the

Jericho Beach Restoration Project

The Vancouver Park Board recently restored ecological and recreational values in a 175 m wide bay in Jericho Park by removing an 80 year old concrete wharf left over from the site’s early military use. The project was divided into

Jericho Beach Restoration Project

The Vancouver Park Board recently restored ecological and recreational values in a 175 m wide bay in Jericho Park by removing an 80 year old concrete wharf left over from the site’s early military use. The project was divided into

Surrey Benthic Invertebrate Monitoring Program

The City of Surrey runs an extensive benthic invertebrate monitoring program to track changes to stream health as part of stormwater management planning. Currently, Raincoast monitors 42 sampling stations at least once per year in spring and/or fall. Data has

Surrey Benthic Invertebrate Monitoring Program

The City of Surrey runs an extensive benthic invertebrate monitoring program to track changes to stream health as part of stormwater management planning. Currently, Raincoast monitors 42 sampling stations at least once per year in spring and/or fall. Data has

Coastal Sand Ecosystem Status Report

Coastal sand ecosystems such as dunes and spits are rare in British Columbia and support a disproportionately high number of rare species and ecological communities. The purpose of the status report is to provide a foundation for ecosystem-based recovery planning

Coastal Sand Ecosystem Status Report

Coastal sand ecosystems such as dunes and spits are rare in British Columbia and support a disproportionately high number of rare species and ecological communities. The purpose of the status report is to provide a foundation for ecosystem-based recovery planning

North Creek Stormwater Analysis

North Creek is an intensively monitored small stream draining from the East Clayton Neighbourhood in the central portion of the City of Surrey. East Clayton was developed using a variety of innovative stormwater management strategies since 2001. We measured changes

North Creek Stormwater Analysis

North Creek is an intensively monitored small stream draining from the East Clayton Neighbourhood in the central portion of the City of Surrey. East Clayton was developed using a variety of innovative stormwater management strategies since 2001. We measured changes

Central Valley Greenway Riparian Restoration

The Central Valley Greenway provides a recreational and commuter route connecting New Westminster, Burnaby, and Vancouver. As part of the section through the Still Creek – Burnaby Lake area, the City of Burnaby’s committed to restoring riparian habitat where the

Central Valley Greenway Riparian Restoration

The Central Valley Greenway provides a recreational and commuter route connecting New Westminster, Burnaby, and Vancouver. As part of the section through the Still Creek – Burnaby Lake area, the City of Burnaby’s committed to restoring riparian habitat where the

Otter Point Sensitive Ecosystem Inventory

The Otter Point Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory (SEI) mapped remnant rare and fragile terrestrial ecosystems as part of the Official Community Plan (OCP) update. Sensitive ecosystems help maintain clean water, prevent erosion, support fish and wildlife, and help define Otter Point’s

Otter Point Sensitive Ecosystem Inventory

The Otter Point Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory (SEI) mapped remnant rare and fragile terrestrial ecosystems as part of the Official Community Plan (OCP) update. Sensitive ecosystems help maintain clean water, prevent erosion, support fish and wildlife, and help define Otter Point’s

Seymour River Habitat Restoration

Instream and riparian habitat was enhanced along 250 m long section of the Seymour River in North Vancouver in 2008 as part of a flood protection project for the Squamish First Nation. Placement of contaminated fill and unstable banks on

Seymour River Habitat Restoration

Instream and riparian habitat was enhanced along 250 m long section of the Seymour River in North Vancouver in 2008 as part of a flood protection project for the Squamish First Nation. Placement of contaminated fill and unstable banks on