Millstream Meadows- Review of Ecological Site Features

CRD Parks and Environment Services (2015)

The assessment created a baseline for development planning and rezoning activities and as a means to meet the requirements of the Riparian Area Regulation (RAR). The assessment and related reportĀ  included desktop and field site assessment components including the following:

  • Review of mapping databases including but not limited to Data BC, CRD Community Atlas, CDC iMap to identify ecological features that were present on the subject property;
  • Site visit to identify ecological site features (e.g., riparian-wetland corridors, streams, isolated wet areas, rocky knolls, forested areas, protected species, roads, etc.);
  • Documentation required by the District of Highlands for rezoning and determining setbacks;
  • Identification of off-site linkages with adjacent properties;
  • Ground-truthed presence/absence of mapped ecological features;
  • Provided photographic evidence and scaled figures/drawings of site and off-site notable features of concern for future development;
A report including copies of all supporting data was provided to CRD on time and under budget.
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    - Cori L. Barraclough
    Freshwater Ecologist at Aqua-Tex