Managing Environmental Impacts of Linear Corridors and Infrastructure conference
- Start Date: November 07, 2007
- End Date: November 08, 2007
- City: Revelstoke, BC
- Venue: Revelstoke Community Centre
A conference summary is available as a free PDF download. Click here to download the 80 page, 1.8 MB PDF file.
What are the environmental impacts of railways, highways, pipelines, transmission lines, and seismic lines? How can we plan for and minimize these impacts? At this workshop we examined problems and solutions related to environmental management of linear corridors and related infrastructure. The following topics were addressed:
- Update on regulatory requirements and standards
- Corridors and wildlife – reducing mortality, etc.
- Project planning and management – case studies, cumulative impacts
- Right of way management – vegetation, etc.
- Emergency response: prevention, planning, and preparedness.
November 7 included a full day of presentations and opportunities for discussion, followed by a reception at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. On November 8, presentations continued until about noon. Posters and displays were on display in the conference room for the duration of the workshop.
The Columbia Mountains Institute wishes to acknowledge the financial and in-kind support of our workshop partners and sponsors:
- BC Ministry of Transportation
- Columbia Basin Trust
- CN Rail
- Canadian Pacific Railway
- Dillon Consulting Limited
- Parks Canada
- Quantum Murray LP
- The Land Conservancy of British Columbia