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Riparian Assessment

Wildrock Environmental Consultants employs a team of Qualified Environmental Professionals who operate under the Riparian Areas Regulation  to provide Riparian Assessments (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ) for clients developing within 30 m of a stream, lake or wetland. Wildrock Environmental Consultants provides on-site Environmental Monitoring (EM) services for construction projects that are situated in sensitive areas. Our EM staff is trained to monitor potential impacts to streams, wetlands, riparian areas or any sensitive habitat. The on-site monitoring inspections are conducted to protect the valued ecosystems during various construction activities, including: stream works, working in riparian areas and installations or upgrades of culverts and bridges. We have successfully completed RAR (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ) assessments on multiple streams and lakes within the Okanagan. We are able to help our clients successfully navigate through the Riparian Areas Regulation(Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ) and other applicable government bylaws. We have worked with many local government. (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ). Environmental consulting services in Penticton”,  “Environmental assessment process in Penticton”, “Rapid environmental assessment services in Penticton”,  “Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton”, “Wildlife Environmental Penticton. 

The Riparian Areas Regulation (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ), enabled by the Fish Protection Act, came into effect on March 31, 2005. This assessment methodology is attached as a Schedule of the Regulation and ensures that assessments are conducted to a standard level and that the standard reporting format is followed. (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ). This methodology requires a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) to provide an opinion in an Assessment Report that the development will not result in a harmful alteration of riparian fish habitat. Through this report the QEP helps to plan any new development so that it will avoid impacting fish habitat (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton Environmental consulting services in Penticton”,  “Environmental assessment process in Penticton”, “Rapid environmental assessment services in Penticton”,  “Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton”, “Wildlife Environmental Penticton. 

 

The Assessment Report (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ), submitted electronically to provincial and federal governments, facilitates monitoring and compliance Prior to conducting an assessment QEPs should be also be familiar with the Riparian Areas Regulation process which can be found in the Riparian Areas Regulation (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ) Implementation Guidebook and with the science rationale for this methodology, both of which are available on the MOE website. The Regulation is based on current science regarding fish habitat, while recognizing the challenges in achieving science-based standards in an urban environment. These supporting documents provide context and principles of the regulation and should be reviewed by QEPs prior to preparing an Assessment Report (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ). This methodology provides the intended technical interpretation of several definitions found within the Fish Protection Act and the Riparian Areas Regulation (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ); QEPs should ensure they are familiar with these interpretations prior to preparing an Assessment Report (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton )Environmental consulting services in Penticton”,  “Environmental assessment process in Penticton”, “Rapid environmental assessment services in Penticton”,  “Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton”, “Wildlife Environmental Penticton. 

 

Wildrock Environmental Consultants employs a team of Qualified Environmental Professionals who operate under the Riparian Areas Regulation (RAR) to provide Riparian Assessments (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ) for clients developing within 30 m of a stream, lake or wetland. Our QEPs are trained in Riparian Areas Regulation Methodology to aid clients through the RAR (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ) process and associated municipal bylaws and government legislation. Assessments involve the identification and extent of Streamside Protection and Enhancement Areas (SPEAs) on the subject property, as well as measures that are required to ensure protection of the SPEA (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ), stream and any down-steam watercourse. The SPEA setbacks for the development are protected, naturally vegetated areas that will provide shade and nutrients to valued aquatic ecosystems and fish habitat. Assessment Reports are provided to the client and submitted to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations via the RARNS website for direct review and approval. Upon acceptance from the Ministry, the local municipality is authorized to permit the development. (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ). Environmental consulting services in Penticton”,  “Environmental assessment process in Penticton”, “Rapid environmental assessment services in Penticton”,  “Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton”, “Wildlife Environmental Penticton. 

Environmental Monitoring

Wildrock Environmental Consultants provides on-site Environmental Monitoring (EM) services for construction projects that are situated in sensitive areas. Our EM staff is trained to monitor potential impacts to streams, wetlands, riparian areas (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton) or any sensitive habitat. The on-site monitoring inspections are conducted to protect the valued ecosystems during various construction activities, including: stream works, working in riparian areas and installations or upgrades of culverts and bridges. In collaboration with the client, WES can develop mitigation plans and ensure implementation to minimize impacts. (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ). Environmental consulting services in Penticton”,  “Environmental assessment process in Penticton”, “Rapid environmental assessment services in Penticton”,  “Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton”, “Wildlife Environmental Penticton. 

Erosion and Sediment Control

In accordance with Erosion and Sediment Control Best Management Practices (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ), WES provides clients with Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Plans for construction and infrastructure projects or in stream works. Prior to approving work in sensitive areas, municipalities commonly require an ESC Plan. In collaboration with the client, WES applies knowledge of local hydrology, surficial soil geology, topography and existing storm water drainage systems to cost-effective develop ESC plans that will work for the project. Environmental Monitoring can be conducted to ensure that turbidity, measured as Total Suspended Solids (TSS) in water leaving the work site, does not exceed BC Approved Water Quality Guidelines for Turbidity. (Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton ). Environmental consulting services in Penticton”,  “Environmental assessment process in Penticton”, “Rapid environmental assessment services in Penticton”,  “Riparian Areas Regulation in Penticton”, “Wildlife Environmental Penticton.