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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ARBORICULTURE FISH + WILDLIFE + HABITAT MANAGEMENT WILDFIRE MANAGEMENT
ECOSYSTEM PLANNING PARK MANAGEMENT PLANNING GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PLANNING + URBAN DESIGN URBAN FOREST PLANNING
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION + LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT TREE CARE
SURREY BIODIVERSITY Strategy
DESCRIPTION: Biodiversity Conservation Strategy
CLIENT: City of Surrey
YEAR: 2012 - 2014
Diamond Head planners and biologists assessed natural areas and corridors to develop Surrey's Green Infrastructure Network (GIN). Forests, wetlands, creeks, riparian areas, and other habitat areas were assessed for their wildlife value, community development potential, recreation potential and storm-water management. Supporting policy recommendations were made to guide future development planning, parkland acquisition & protection, green building standards, agricultural biodiversity and climate change education & awareness. Two monitoring frameworks were developed: one to help the City detect ecological changes in the GIN, and another to manage the City's internal performance and progress with their biodiversity objectives, including specific management benchmarks for comparison with other municipalities across Canada and abroad.
You can view the complete Strategy here.