AQUAPARIAN has expertise in identifying appropriate watercourse setbacks, monitoring, designing in-stream work plans for bridges, culverts or utility crossing projects, and riparian restoration plans.


British Columbia, especially in coastal regions, is abundant with freshwater streams, lakes and wetlands. These watercourses are a major resource for our province and support a wide range of plant and animal life.

Developments near freshwater courses require careful planning and execution to preserve these fragile habitats.

Working in or near freshwater resources requires careful environmental assessment and monitoring, and a knowledge of the government approval processes which can vary depending on the project requirements.

AQUAPARIAN’s registered professional biologists are well versed in all required government review and approval applications to assist you in a timely and cost effective way.

  • Environmental Impact Studies
  • Fish and fish habitat assessments for freshwater lakes, wetlands
  • Stream classifications and fish presence/absence surveys
  • Fish population studies
  • Baseline water and sediment quality sampling
  • Benthic invertebrate sampling
  • Stream and wetland design, and restoration plans
  • Riparian Areas Regulation (RAR) Assessments
  • Monitoring fish stream infrastructure crossings
  • Fish passage culvert assessments