Over the past year, the ELC analyzed a variety legal options for urgently protecting the prime salmon and sturgeon habitat between Hope and Mission (the “Heart of the Fraser”). This habitat is essential in order to support salmon runs, some >
Submission to BC’s Minister of Forest, Lands, and National Resources and Rural Development to designate the Fraser River from Hope to below Chilliwack as a Provincial Wildlife Management Area.
Numerous factors threaten the flow and quality of water in the Coquitlam River: urban development and diking, population growth, the effects of climate change, and a hydroelectric dam flow management regime that has had a negative impact on fish. As >
A recent ELC report prepared for the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable (CRWR) shows how communities can consider wildlife and watersheds when they establish or expand environmental policy. “The report provides some real practical examples that the Roundtable can take forward >
The Fraser River, BC’s longest, is known for its large salmon runs, and the Fraser Valley provides habitat that is critical for salmon to survive. But, over time, old or poorly designed flood management and dike infrastructure has narrowed or >
Report prepared for Watershed Watch Salmon Society, regarding the gaps in the oversight of salmon habitats behind dikes.
Prepared for Watershed Watch Salmon Society, the Lower Coquitlam River Watershed Plan: Tools for Healthy Watersheds and Healthy Humans report provides legal tools citizens can use to participate in healthy watershed planning processes. Developed by the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable, the Plan sets >
This report provides information on legal tools that can assist the Cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam in achieving the objectives outlined in the Lower Coquitlam River Watershed Plan and to provide an outline of legal tools citizens can use >
June 2006 The Environmental Law Centre recently finished a project for Tsawwassen Residents Against Higher Voltage Overhead Lines (TRAHVOL), a citizens group opposed to the upgrading of high voltage electric lines through their backyards. The British Columbia Transmission Corporation (BCTC) >
June 2006 ELC student Riley Goldstone urged the Vancouver Parks Board to strengthen their bylaws when his research uncovered links between two dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium and the notorious dolphin drive fishery in Japan. As a result of Riley’s >