Riparian Areas Assessments

Habitat Assessment

The Riparian Areas Regulation (RAR) specifies methods required to determine development setback distances from watercourses/bodies that contain fish or are directly connected to fish bearing waters. If your development activity occurs within 30 m of a stream or waterbody, one of our Qualified Environmental Professionals (QEPs) will:

  • determine the required setback,
  • assist in layout design
  • review your project to ensure regulatory compliance,
  • identify potential mitigation or compensation measures,
  • engage local and regional government officials on your behalf,
  • prepare a RAR report for submission to regulators,
  • provide construction monitoring to maintain compliance