Technological, Economic and Ecological Overview of Closed Containment Aquaculture Technologies

Technological, Economic and Ecological Overview of Closed Containment Aquaculture Technologies Date: 2008 EcoPlan provided background research into existing and emerging closed containment aquaculture technologies in order to inform an assessment of the feasibility of these as alternatives to existing net pen technologies. This included an overview of the market as well as development stage technologies, a […]

Surrey Biodiversity Conservation Strategy

Surrey Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Date: 2012 EcoPlan, in partnership with Diamond Head Consulting, developed the City of Surrey’s leading edge Biodiversity Conservation Strategy (BCS). The work was built on past planning initiatives, including the Ecosystem Management Study and Surrey’s Sustainability Charter. The results of this project informed large scale community planning, as well as secondary plans and regulatory […]

Species at Risk Workshop Facilitation

Species at Risk Workshop Facilitation Date: 2010 EcoPlan facilitated a workshop for members of the Canadian Electricity Association, the Canadian Hydropower Association, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Environment Canada to explore the permitting implications of the Species At Risk Act (SARA). The overall objective was to identify regulatory mechanisms that would enable effective […]

South Cariboo Official Community Plan

South Cariboo Official Community Plan Date: 2015-? EcoPlan was retained to support the Arlington Group in an update of the South Cariboo Area OCP. The OCP Update includes multi-faceted public consultation throughout the process, including a project Advisory Committee and local First Nations engagement.  Other areas addressed in the OCP update include a review of ALR […]

Metro Vancouver Consultation and Community Relations Services

Metro Vancouver Consultation and Community Relations Services Date: 2014-present In mid-2014 EcoPlan was selected for a standing offer with Metro Vancouver’s Liquid Waste Services and Water Services departments to provide on-going, and as-needed engagement and planning support services. To date, this work has included First Nations engagement, document review and development, and most recently a […]

Surrey Biodiversity Conservation Strategy

Surrey Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Client: City of Surrey Date: 2012 EcoPlan, in partnership with Diamond Head Consulting, developed the City of Surrey’s leading edge Biodiversity Conservation Strategy (BCS). The work was built on past planning initiatives, including the Ecosystem Management Study and Surrey’s Sustainability Charter. The results of this project informed large scale community planning, as […]

BC Parks LEAF Project (Land Evaluation and Acquisition Framework)

BC Parks LEAF Project (Land Evaluation and Acquisition Framework) Client: BC Parks Date: 2001-2002 EcoPlan developed a decision framework and software tool to evaluate and prioritize private properties under the management of BC Parks’ Protected Area System. The model, called the Land Evaluation and Acquisition Framework (LEAF), has helped BC Parks make more informed, transparent, […]

Euchelon Social and Environmental Assessment (SEA) Review

Euchelon Social and Environmental Assessment (SEA) Review Client: First Nations Fisheries Council Date: 2015 On behalf of the First Nations fisheries council, EcoPlan conducted a technical review of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) report “A Socio- Economic Analysis of the Potential Impacts of Adding Two Endangered Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) Designatable Units to Schedule […]

Business Case for Coastal Guardian Watchmen Programs

Business Case for Coastal Guardian Watchmen Programs Client: Coastal Stewardship Network, TNC Canada Date: 2016 For many years, the Coastal First Nations have been working to establish and grow on-the-land environmental stewardship programs known as Guardian Watchmen programs. These programs generate a wide range of tangible benefits for the Coastal First Nations, as they provide […]

Inuit Sustainable Livelihood: The Professional Hunter

Inuit Sustainable Livelihood: The Professional Hunter Client: Ilisaqsivik Society Date: 2017 For many years there have been efforts in Nunavut to develop ‘hunter support programs’. These programs have taken various approaches to provide resources (equipment, fuel, supplies, etc.) to hunters in order to support their activities and recognize their role in ensuring communities have access to […]

Musqueam Land Use Plan

Musqueam Land Use Plan Date: 2010 EcoPlan worked with the Musqueam Indian Band to develop a land use plan for Musqueam’s three reserves, recently acquired settlement lands in the City of Vancouver, and fee-simple lands owned by the band and located throughout the Lower Mainland. The community-driven project was integrated with Musqueam’s larger comprehensive community […]

Integrated Marine Use Planning

Integrated Marine Use Planning Date: 2011 North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society (NCSFNSS) was established in 2005 to enable First Nations people on BC’s North Coast and Lower Skeena River to collaborate on projects where they share common interests and objectives. EcoPlan provided technical and process support to NCSFNSS on their work to develop […]

Greater Vancouver Regional District Sustainable Region Initiative Case Studies

Greater Vancouver Regional District Sustainable Region Initiative Case Studies Date: 2002-2003 EcoPlan staff researched and developed over 30 case studies of projects in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (now Metro Vancouver) that are helping to advance sustainability in the region. Case studies included green energy, housing, park planning, transportation, eco-industrial networking, waste reduction and greenhouse […]

Gitga’at Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Gitga’at Climate Change Adaptation Plan Date: 2012-2014 Hartley Bay, Gitga’at Nation’s main community, is a remote, coastal community that is potentially very vulnerable to the effects of climate change. For example, climate related weather changes are anticipated to effect many cultural sites as well as traditional activities such as fishing, hunting and gathering which accounts […]

Environmental Sensitivity Areas and Recreational Land Use Evaluation

Environmental Sensitivity Areas and Recreational Land Use Evaluation Date: 1994 EcoPlan helped the UBC Resource Science Department develop a method for evaluating recreational land use priorities from established sources in the Abbotsford region of British Columbia. Research contributed to the creation of the Environmental Sensitivity Area (ESA), which is now in use.

Coquitlam River Flood Management Process

Coquitlam River Flood Management Process Date: 2009 EcoPlan provided technical support and facilitation services in a decision-support project to address flood hazard mitigation issues on the Coquitlam River. This project was initiated following an appeal to the existing Coquitlam Water Use Plan (WUP). A planning process was designed in order to gain an improved understanding […]

BC Hydro Clowholm

BC Hydro Clowholm Date: 2003 EcoPlan provided facilitation and decision analysis support to the Clowhom Water Use Plan Consultative Committee, which came to a consensus agreement on a package of recommendations. The Clowhom Reservoir lies in a steep-sided valley at the head of Salmon Inlet and at the edge of the Tantalus Range, 32 km […]

Climate Change and Health Backgrounders

Climate Change and Health Backgrounders Date: 2016-2017 EcoPlan worked with the BC Ministry of Health and the BC Climate Action Secretariat to produce a series of factsheets designed to communicate the health risks of climate change to four key audience groups in the province (local governments and decision-makers, frontline health care workers, public health practitioners, […]

BC Hydro – Site C – Technical Advisory Committee Support

BC Hydro – Site C – Technical Advisory Committee Support Date: 2009 Working with Compass Resource Management, EcoPlan provided support for several of the technical advisory committees assembled to guide analysis and decision making related to BC Hydro’s Peace River ‘Site C’ project. This work was carried out as part of the second stage of […]

Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy Phase 2 and 3

Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy Phase 2 and 3 Date: 2017+ EcoPlan and NHC are working with Surrey to help prepare the city for a changing climate and help our coastal communities become more resilient, with focus on Surrey’s coastal floodplain area.

Metro Vancouver Facility Naming Research

Metro Vancouver Facility Naming Research Date: 2015-2016 EcoPlan was retained by Metro Vancouver to provide information regarding best practices for integrating public art into new facility development and upgrades, including both small- and mid-sized infrastructure, and the policies supporting its procurement and integration.

Plan Talk- Aboriginal Planning

Plan Talk- Aboriginal Planning Date: 2005 EcoPlan provided support to a major public process devoted to developing a watershed plan for Snohomish Basin, which includes Seattle, Everett and many outlying rural communities.

Korea Strategic Planning Training

Korea Strategic Planning Training Date: 2012 EcoPlan supported the development of tools and the delivery of a seven day training on eco-efficient and socially inclusive infrastructure.

Costa Rica Pineapple Conflict

Costa Rica Pineapple Conflict Date: 2011 EcoPlan supported a training session was on how to apply structured decision support to the challenges of agricultural development in Costa Rica.

Snohomish, Washington Watershed Plan

Snohomish, Washington Watershed Plan Date: 1991 EcoPlan provided support to a major public process devoted to developing a watershed plan for Snohomish Basin, which includes Seattle, Everett and many outlying rural communities. EcoPlan initially provided training to staff in the use of decision-aiding tools and public process alternatives. Following this, EcoPlan provided on-going consulting support, […]

BC Hydro – Haida Renewable Energy Project

BC Hydro – Haida Renewable Energy Project Date: 2008 EcoPlan supported a structured decision process to develop RFP for multi-million dollar approach to renewable energy on Haida Gwaii.

Planning for Climate Change for Urban Planners

Planning for Climate Change: A Strategic, Values-based Approach for Urban Planners 2011 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Excellence in Planning – Planning Publications (Honorable Mention) Planning for Climate Change: A strategic values-based approach for urban planners was developed for city planners and other professionals to better understand, assess and take action on climate change [...]

Land Evaluation and Acquisition Framework

Land Evaluation and Acquisition Framework (LEAF) Project EcoPlan developed a decision framework and software tool to evaluate and prioritize private properties under the management of BC Parks’ Protected Area System. The model, called the Land Evaluation and Acquisition Framework (LEAF), has helped BC Parks make more informed, transparent, and accountable decisions regarding private land acquisitions. [...]

Active Transportation in Canada Resource/Planning Guide

Active Transportation in Canada: a Resource and Planning Guide EcoPlan developed a resource and planning guide for Transport Canada geared towards planners and related professionals to accommodate, promote, and support Active Transportation (AT) in current and long-range planning and development. The guide provides a review of active transportation in Canada, a summary of best practices [...]

Tla’amin First Nation Land Use Plan

Tla’amin First Nation Land Use Plan 2010 Planning Institute of British Columbia Award for Excellence in Planning Located north of Powell River, BC, the Tla’amin First Nation (formerly Sliammon) is a dynamic community poised to become the next First Nation to sign a final Treaty with the provincial and federal governments. EcoPlan worked with the [...]

Coquitlam Water Use Plan, Coquitlam, BC

Coquitlam Water Use Plan, Coquitlam, BC EcoPlan worked with BC Hydro to develop an innovative approach to stakeholder engagement for water use planning in the Coquitlam-Buntzen watersheds, located in Coquitlam, BC. EcoPlan facilitated an extensive engagement process, using decision analysis techniques to examine stakeholder values (and tradeoffs between them) in order to identify an optimal solution [...]