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Apr. 1, 2013

We’ve Moved!

We are proud to announce our new location, effective April 1st, 2013 at Suite 101 - 1515 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6M2.

July 31, 2012

Yorkson Creek Habitat Corridors

The headwaters of Yorkson and West Munday creeks are located south of Highway No.1 in the Township of Langley’s Yorkson Neighbourhood.The rural landscape of this area was once drained by a dense network of manmade watercourses that flowed only seasonally.Envirowest has designed and overseen the construction of a variety of replacement drainage features that have been integrated with development plans, and provide habitats for fish and wildlife, and treatment of stormwater quality. Envirowest facilitated environmental review processes and obtained regulatory agency approvals.\r\nGreenways are an integral component of the built-out landscape. The greenways include meandering channels with fish habitat features, a fishway, diverse native landscaping, bio-filtration ponds and wetlands, and a public pathway. The greenways successfully integrate productive fish and wildlife habitat features with elements of the neighbourhood’s stormwater system.\r\n

Mar. 2, 2012


Envirowest currently has openings for intermediate consulting biologists. In this capacity, the successful candidates will provide services to both the private and public sectors within the regulatory environment of southwestern British Columbia. A thorough understanding of environmental statutes and policies at the local, provincial and federal government levels, and the ability to structure environmental assessments to address the information requirements of all three levels of government, is required. The successful candidates will possess a strong foundation in landscape ecology, and experience in the design and construction of fish and wildlife habitats. Comprehensive knowledge of species-at-risk, in terms of both ecology and management, is a strong asset. The success candidates will be committed professionals intent on establishing a legacy of achievement.\r\n\r\nInterested candidates are invited to respond to saper-vedere@envirowest.ca a with a resume accompanied by a cover letter.

Jan. 31, 2012

Milltown Marina CEAA Screening Report Issued

A Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Screening Report has been issued for the Milltown Marina.The project, a partnership between the Musqueam Indian Band and the Bastion Development Corporation, is a commercial marina for recreational vessels located upon Richmond Island and within Eburne Slough, along the northern shoreline of the North Arm of the Fraser River.The Screening Report has determined: “The likelihood of residual effects occurring will be negligible, provided the proponent implements the mitigation measures outlined in the project application and as required by regulatory agencies.No significant adverse residual effects are likely with proper implementation of the identified mitigation measures.”Envirowest, working with Envirochem Services Inc., developed many of the mitigation measures cited by the report.Further information regarding the project can be obtained at portmetrovancouver.com/en/projects/OngoingProjects/Tenant-Led-Projects/MilltownMarina.aspx

Sept. 1, 2011

Society for Ecological Restoration

Mark A. Adams, Senior Project Manager/Biologist with Envirowest, has just returned from the Society for Ecological Restoration’s 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration.The Conference, convened in Merida, Mexico, was attended by more than 1000 participants from 60 countries.\r\n\r\nMark presented a poster describing the ecological restoration associated with the design and construction of the Pitt River Wetlands Project.The Project design pursues the restoration of ecosystem functions by linking created features with existing natural features of the lower Pitt River ecosystem.A contemporary natural site was utilized as the model for design.The product is a 6.5 hectare floodplain complex representative of floodplain features once associated with the Project location.\r\n SER2011 envirowest Poster Board.pdf

May 25, 2011

Martha Creek Wetland Design

BC Hydro implements fish and wildlife enhancement programs throughout British Columbia.Envirowest has been retained by BC Hydro to design a wetland within the lower reaches of Martha Creek, near its confluence with the Columbia River (Revelstoke Reservoir).The design will incorporate a liner system to address the loss of water through coarse alluvial/colluvial substrates.

May 20, 2011

Esquimalt Harbour Compensation Fish Habitat Design

The Esquimalt Graving Dock Waterlot Sediment Remediation Project will impact fish habitats.On behalf of Public Works and Government Services Canada and National Defence, Envirowest has been retained by Golder Associates to design compensation fish habitats that adequately offset impacts attributable to the project.The design process will involve the development of several conceptual design options located throughout Esquimalt Harbour.The conceptual design options will be refined to a preferred option(s) that will be advanced to design for construction.

May 20, 2011

WAC Bennett Dam Spillway Slope Stabilization

Envirowest has been retained by Hall Constructors to provide environmental management services for slope stabilization of the dam spillway.The slope stabilization works have been commissioned by BC Hydro as part of a multi-phase spillway repair program.Envirowest will develop an Environmental Protection Plan to be implemented during construction, and will be providing environmental oversight of works throughout the duration of the project.