Climate Actions by Metro Vancouver

  • Regional Tree Canopy Cover and Impervious Surfaces Study Report
    This report contains an analysis of the tree canopy cover and impervious surfaces in Metro Vancouver.
  • Urban Forest Climate Adaptation Framework
    The Framework identifies the risks facing urban forests, assesses regional vulnerability of the existing urban forest and provides guidelines for resilience and recommendations for species selection.
  • Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory for Metro Vancouver
    Sensitive ecosystems are the remnants of the natural ecosystems that once occupied a much larger portion of this region. Human activities change these landscapes. They are rare, ecologically fragile, or at-risk ecosystems.
  • Green Infrastructure – Connecting the Dots Resource Guide
    Natural areas such as forests, wetlands and floodplains, and engineered systems like green roofs and rain gardens conserve natural resources and mitigate negative environmental effects, benefiting both people and wildlife. This guide suggests developing a Green Infrastructure Network across Metro Vancouver.
  • Improving Ecological Health and Carbon Sequestration Potential at Burns Bog
    Metro Vancouver, in partnership with the University of Victoria, is testing ways to enhance ecological recovery in coastal bogs that have been damaged by clearing for agriculture. This study examines the potential for peat restoration at Burns Bog, with potential to reduce methane emissions and restore the bog’s ability to sequester carbon.
  • Invasive Species Best Management Practices
    Invasive species are plants and animals that have been introduced to an area without the predators and pathogens from their native habitats that would help keep them in check. They can threaten property and recreational values, infrastructure, agriculture, public health and safety, as well as the ecological health and diversity of our natural environment.
  • Roof to Creek Natural Drainage and Habitat Learning Landscape
    The "roof-to-creek" learning landscape is part of the overall Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre project. The landscape design uses on-site stormwater management as an educational, ecological and creative opportunity by bringing rainwater to the surface, exposing it and celebrating it as a natural resource.
  • Regional Parks, Greenways and Reserves
    Regional parks and reserves, ecological conservancy areas and greenways – all located within the traditional homelands of the Coast Salish First Nations - protect diverse natural landscapes and habitats and provide residents places to connect with nature.
  • Regional Park Reserves and Ecological Conservancy Areas
    Metro Vancouver's regional parks system includes three regional park reserves (Blaney Bog, Widgeon Marsh and Fraser Islands) and two ecological conservancy areas (Burns Bog and Codd Wetland). A reserve is a regional park that is not yet open to the public.