Biology / Risk Assessment

Sointula Ferry Terminal Replacement – Marine Habitat Assessment

The Sointula Ferry terminal replacement included removal of the existing wharf, life cycle improvements to the trestle and transfer span, and construction of a new berth in the area of the existing wharf, including a new ramp abutment, transfer span, apron, towers, wing walls, and three new floating leads with anchor blocks. Remotely located in […]

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Lawson Foreshore Enhancement Project

John Lawson Park, on the waterfront in the Ambleside West Vancouver community was in danger of damage from ocean wave action during King Tides.   Keystone Environmental worked with the District of West Vancouver to resolve this risk, while at the same time increasing the marine habitat productivity.  Project constraints included: Maintain shoreline sediment transport while […]

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Shoreline Protection Project, William Head, Metchosin, BC

Keystone Environmental completed a marine habitat assessment of 16 foreshore and backshore locations around the William Head Institution in Metchosin, BC in 2014/2015. We collected baseline habitat, sensitive species and species at risk information to support an Environmental Effects Evaluation Fisheries Act project review. Works included a literature review, biophysical surveys (upland, intertidal, subtidal), hydrographic surveys, […]

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Vancouver Shipyards Modernization Project (Seaspan ULC).

The Vancouver Shipyards Modernization Project involved the development of a shipbuilding and ship repair centre, which included reconfiguring existing buildings, eight new buildings and a load‑out facility. The $170 million dollar project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule. The project required a Fisheries Act Authorization to offset residual impacts to fish and fish […]

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