Category Archives: Environmental assessment

Enhancing habitats in the Fraser River estuary and across the Lower Mainland

Since 1991, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Habitat Enhancement Program (HEP), has been creating, restoring and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat, including salt water marshes, intertidal marshes and eelgrass beds, to help maintain a balance between a healthy environment and …

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Protecting salmon at Roberts Bank

The Fraser River estuary, including Roberts Bank, is home to a large number of aquatic species. It supports some of the largest salmon populations in British Columbia and serves as a spawning, nursery, and holding area for over 70 species …

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Western sandpipers return to Roberts Bank this spring

Every spring, birders flock to Roberts Bank to see the tens of thousands of western sandpipers that stop by the area during their northward journey from Peru to Alaska. Observing this part of the migration is an incomparable experience to …

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Seeking, listening to, and integrating traditional knowledge into project planning and design

The port authority has involved Indigenous groups from early in project development to look at the potential effects of the project on the environment and in particular, species of cultural importance. To date, through consultation, we have heard of and …

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Minimizing impacts on Dungeness crab

Dungeness crab are an important species in Roberts Bank. They are an key element within the ecosystem, are of critical importance to Indigenous groups, and are also valued for recreational and economic harvesting opportunities. It’s why our team has been …

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Update on field work at Roberts Bank

At the port authority, the health and safety of our employees, customers, operators, stakeholders, and Indigenous groups is our top priority. In response to COVID-19, we are ensuring all of our field study crews remain safe by traveling to the …

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