B.C. Water Act

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BC Water Act overview - Environmental Monitoring

Flow into a Course of Water Protection The Provincial Water Act is a very important statute that is involved in any project development process in B.C. You know that that means! As an Environmental Monitor is it part of your job to make sure you know what the Provincial Water Act involves and that its regulations are adhered to during … Read More

Ecosystems Defined

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Ecosystems Defined - Tips for Environmental Monitors

Examine Ecosystem Education Whether you’re trekking through the woods, or working on a project site in the wilderness as an Environmental Monitor, it might be handy to know what an ecosystem is and what it is defined as. An ecosystem is defined as all of the biotic and a-biotic components of a part of the landscape and their interactions. Ecosystems … Read More

History of GPS

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History of GPS

A Brief History of…Satellite Systems When we think of GPS’ we think of a single and all-encompassing global positioning system – but this isn’t the case! Did you a ‘GPS’ is actually just one of four global positioning systems used today? The four global positioning systems include: GPS –From the United States and consists of 24 satellites included in the … Read More

Strategies to Employ as an Environmental Monitor

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Strategies to employ as an environmental monitor

Strive for Success by Strategizing! Want to be a wicked Environmental Monitor? Well check out some of these helpful tips and strategies to help you achieve success on your project sites! Strive to define yourself and your roles as an Environmental Monitor Communicate with others working on the project to help to clarify what their expectations are and what yours … Read More

Erosion: Issues, Causes & Concerns

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Erosion Issues that cause concern - Environmental Monitoring

Stop the Slide! What are the main causes of erosion? What are the issues and concerns involved in erosion? Who is responsible for regulation in order to control erosion on a project site? Well, sit back, relax, and let me fill you in! The biggest problem in sediment erosion? Removing vegetation. This is because vegetation helps soil particle to maintain … Read More

Amphibian Conservation

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Amphibian Conservation - Roles as an Environmental Monitor

Hop into Amphibian Conservation When you’re working around wetlands you need to take precautions to ensure conservation efforts for all wildlife, including amphibians. In B.C. there are a large number of amphibian species. In the northern central interior of B.C. there are typically 5 main species of amphibians found: long-toed salamanders western toads spotted frogs wood frogs chorus frogs Did … Read More

Worksite Isolation

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Worksite Isolation - Silt Fence - Environmental Monitoring

Sometimes Isolation is a Good Thing! Worksite isolation is a technique that is commonly used to protect aquatic resource values. Sometimes it may be necessary for Environmental Monitors to remove fish or amphibians from a project site as a part of a salvage program to ensure their protection from the construction of a project. Worksite isolation is beneficial because it … Read More

The Importance of Fish Habitat & How to Protect It

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The Importance of Fish Habitat - Environmental Monitoring

Keep Those Salmon Spawning! Fish Habitats are extremely important in British Columbia and need to have continuous protection to ensure their sustainability. When working as an Environmental Monitor, you will learn techniques and strategies for fish habitats on project sites. Okay great – they are important, but what is a fish habitat? Well, as defined by the Fisheries Act, a … Read More

Chain of Command on Project Sites

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Chain of command on project sites - environmental monitoring

Project Structure, Roles, Responsibilities and Duties Everyone working on a project site plays a vital role, including the Environmental Monitors. In terms of the organizational structure on a project site, the regulatory agencies are at the top. The regulatory agencies deal with the legislation and provide approvals and permits that need to be followed in order to ensure that the … Read More

History of Environmental Regulation

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History of environmental regulation - Environmental monitoring

Rules NOT Made to be Broken! Alright, it’s time to bust out your binder and take notes – you’re about to get the info on the history of environmental regulation. Environmental monitoring and environmental regulation may seem like a new trend – but it’s really not. Did you know that after the establishment in Canada in 1867, one of the first … Read More