Welcome to our Case Study library. The Stewardship Centre for BC provides a venue through which organizations and individuals can share their case studies. If you would like to contribute a case study, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case studies involve an in-depth, lengthy examination of a single instance or event, providing a systematic way of looking at events, collecting data, analyzing information and reporting results.
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Case Studies in Alphabetical Categories
Annacis Crossing Project
The Annacis Crossing Project, implemented by the Ministry of Transportation & Highways, highlights the success of fish habitat development in the Fraser River after bridge construction along the Annacis and Annieville Channels.
Campbell River Estuary Habitat Restoration
“In general it is true that river mouths are not spectacular; one has to know and understand something of them to appreciate them. Even the youngest and wildest rivers tend to cushion their approach to immolation by building deltas of gravel and sand and mud. … This then, is likely to be the way of estuaries. Only when one has walked the flat places and heard the wind in the grasses, explored the sloughs and side channels, watched the tides and faced the storms, does a river mouth take on character and substance and reveal its dramatic power.” From Fisherman’s Fall, Roderick Haig-Brown, p.105
Chilliwack Master Drainage Plan
The City of Chilliwack is developing a comprehensive Master Drainage Plan to ensure sustainable development and provide future infrastructure savings. Watercourses were mapped using SHIM techniques. By this means, accurate stream locations are now known, and useful stream cross-sections were derived.
Conservation of White Sturgeon in the Columbia River
The Upper Columbia River White Sturgeon Recovery Project builds on past Habitat Conservation Trust Fund projects aimed at restoring white sturgeon populations throughout the Columbia River.
Conservation of White Sturgeon in the Lower Fraser River
The Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society, with partnership efforts from the BC Fisheries, Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection (formerly Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks), Habitat Conservation Trust Fund, Fisheries Renewal BC, and the Vancouver Foundation has coordinated over 100 volunteer anglers to tag and recapture the necessary number of white sturgeon needed to determine the population and distribution of this unique, prehistoric species in the lower reaches of the Fraser River.
Delineation of Streams and Top of Bank in Mission, BC
The Community Mapping Network, in partnership with the District of Mission, undertook a project to assess the accuracy of photogrammetry at delineating watercourses and their top of banks (ToB) in a selected test area: the Cedar Valley Comprehensive Development Plan (CVCDP) area of Mission, B.C.
The Denman Stewardship Project
The Denman Stewardship Project: Encouraging Private Land Stewardship on Denman Island.
Engineered Wetlands: Inland Island Highway
Conversion of sediment ponds to engineered wetlands.
Green Links aims to maintain and improve biodiversity in urban areas by connecting green spaces so they may operate as a single larger unit.
Greenfields: A Cover Crop Program for Agriculture & Wildlife.
The Haig-Brown Kingfisher Creek Watershed, Campbell River, BC
Cooperative Greenway Land Development. Using Greenways to Protect Ecological and Recreational Values in a Residential Land Development.
A New Sustainable Community for the Clayton District of Surrey.
Heron Stewardship Program
The Heron Stewardship Program is a partnership between provincial and federal governments, and the Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia aimed at safeguarding nesting and feeding habitats of the blue-listed Pacific Great Blue Heron.
Highview Farm – Soil & Water Management Project
This beef farm is at the headwaters of a creek. Many Best Management Practices have been implemented since 1995. Monitoring shows improved water clarity & lower phosphorous. Natural channel design and low maintenance systems were used while still effectively draining farm land.
Khyex – Tyee: Fish Habitat Works
In 1988, the Ministry of Transportation attempted to re-establish vegetation growth on five habitat sites located along the foreshore of the Skeena River. These habitats were impacted during the reconstruction of Highway 16, near Prince Rupert.
Lions Gate Crossing Project: Wildlife Resource Considerations
A description of reconstruction works and mitigation measures undertaken for the Lions Gate Crossing.
Naturescape British Columbia
Peter Hope Lake
Peter Hope Lake Restoration: Benefiting Agriculture, Fish and Wildlife.
Qualicum Beach Greenways Program
Greenways will maintain a strong identity for residents and the tourism industry in Qualicum Beach.
Restoration of Fish Passage at Highway Culverts on Tea Creek and John Brown Creek.
In 1997, the Ministry of Transportation, Northwest Regional Office undertook measures to ensure highway culverts at Tea Creek and John Brown Creek enabled fish passage.
Salmon in the City
Building a Better Future for Our Fisheries and Our Communities. The Millstone Watershed, Nanaimo, BC.
South Okanagan-Similkameen (SOS) Stewardship Program
The SOS Stewardship Program fosters conservation partnerships, raises awareness, and demonstrates sustainable land management practices to promote voluntary private land stewardship.
Sunshine Coast Habitat Atlas
The Sunshine Coast Habitat Atlas is a Geographic Information System (GIS) database containing an inventory and mapping of natural areas and fish habitat for the Sunshine Coast.
Tsable River Crossing
The Tsable River Bridge is located on the Inland Island Highway, south of Courtenay. Construction of the crossing was successful in preserving the habitat of the Tsable River ecosystem.
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