Victoria and Esquimalt Harbours ecological inventory and rating. Phase 1: intertidal and backshore

dc.contributor.authorWestland Resource Group
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-03T20:28:24Z
dc.date.available2014-07-03T20:28:24Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-03
dc.descriptionThis work was digitally reproduced from a print copy held by Royal Roads University Library. It forms part of a digital collection of locally significant reports and land surveys. The copyright holder has granted the Royal Roads University Library the non-exclusive right to digitize and make this work electronically available via DSpace@RRU. Copyright of this material is fully retained by the copyright holder, and this work should not be copied, modified, or distributed further without permission from the copyright holder. Please contact the RRU Copyright Office copyrightoffice@royalroads.ca for more information.en_US
dc.description.abstractSince European settlement in the mid-1800s, Victoria and Esquimalt Harbours have experienced extensive urban development. Nonetheless, today's harbours still contain important habitats for fish, birds and wildlife and are the centerpiece of the Greater Victoria urban area. The environmental, economic and social value of the harbours to the residents of the Capital Region and to visitors has grown in recent years, making the protection and restoration of harbour ecosystems increasingly important. In 1997, the Victoria and Esquimalt Harbours Environmental Action Program (VEHEAP) began the Victoria and Esquimalt Harbours Ecological Inventory and Rating (HEIR) project. The intent of the HEIR project was to systematically inventory the ecological features and to rate the ecological value of intertidal, backshore, and subtidal portions ofVictoria Harbour, the Gorge, Portage Inlet, Esquimalt Harbour and Esquimalt Lagoon. This report presents the results of Phase 1, which covers the intertidal and backshore portions of the harbours. Phase 2 of the HEIR will inventory and assess the subtidal portions of the harbours.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCapital Regional Districten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/723
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleVictoria and Esquimalt Harbours ecological inventory and rating. Phase 1: intertidal and backshoreen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
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