Through public consultation, the City has identified goals to ensure that Campbell River reduces harm to  aspects of the natural environment for future generations. Environmentally sensitive areas are critical components in maintaining the community’s natural attributes and liveability. Ecosystem functions minimize risk for hazard lands, particularly those areas at risk of flooding or geo-technical instability. Goals also recognize that the conservation of nature and its ecosystems are a substantial strategy to both mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

Environmental Protection goals identified in the Sustainable Official Community Plan are as follows:

  • Reduce impacts to Environmentally Sensitive Areas 
  • Minimize air, land and water pollution
  • Protect and maintain the urban forest
  • Minimize the loss of sensitive ecosystem inventory sites

Air Quality

While Campbell River's air quality ranks among the best in British Columbia, some residents report pollution from residential wood heating and fine particulate wood smoke pollution may exceed the 24-hour provincial ambient air quality objectives during certain weather conditions in hot spot areas. more...

Campbell River Estuary

The estuary of the Campbell River is at the heart of the City.  Since the Estuary Management Plan was adopted in 1996 by the City of Campbell River, many positive changes have occurred towards de-industrialization of this important habitat. more...

Environmental Purchasing

The City of Campbell River has an Environmental Purchasing Policy to help the City make more environmentally friendly decisions.  The following information contains tips you can use for your own purchasing decisions.   more...

Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Through public consultation, the City has identified goals to ensure that Campbell River protects and conserves aspects of the natural environment for future generations through the development permit process.  more...

Invasive Plants

The spread of invasive plant species is a serious threat to biodiversity world-wide, second only to habitat loss.  This matters because biodiversity loss and the resulting imbalance in nature have wide ranging environmental, social and economic effects, and if left uncontrolled  more...

Nunns Creek

Nunns Creek is an urban stream located in the City of Campbell River on the mid-eastern coast of Vancouver Island, BC, that flows into the Campbell River estuary and out to Discovery Passage. more...

Pesticide Awareness

The City of Campbell River supports an integrated pest management approach to reduce non-essential pesticide use.  Using natural pesticide alternatives will improve Campbell River's environment, health and help you achieve a pesticide-free lawn and garden.  more...

Soft Shore Restoration

Completed December 2011, the Marine Foreshore Habitat Assessment and Restoration Plan provides a comprehensive approach to shoreline management that recognizes the physical, biological and social values of our treasured waterfront. Read more about the Soft Shore Restoration.   more...

Underground Residential Oil Tanks

Underground or buried residential oil tanks were commonly used in Campbell River. Over the years, as alternative heating sources such as natural gas, propane and electricity have become available, it is expected that some of these storage tanks are now unused and possibly abandoned. more...

Urban Forests

Urban forests enhance quality of life throughout the community and provide many benefits from absorbing greenhouse gas emissions to storm water management.   more...

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