Environmental Impact Assessments

fishMany local governments require Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) as pressures for urban development continue to grow while available land becomes increasingly scarce - and often more environmentally significant. Phoenix Environmental works hard to balance urban development demands with environmental sustainability needs. We are committed to demonstrating that developments integrating protection of fish and wildlife habitat, pollution prevention and environmental restoration are more successful in the long term.

An EIA generally provides a thorough evaluation of environmental effects - both detrimental and beneficial - that are likely to result from a land development project, from subdivisions to marinas. An EIA is required to include the following:

  • A description of the project and details of its development
  • An inventory of the physical and biological environment (e.g., soils, water, plants, fish, birds)
  • Prediction of environmental impacts
  • Means to mitigate or offset impacts, and to enhance the environment where possible

EIA's are meant to address environmental issues in a practical way - to identify problems that can be avoided, and to address those that are unavoidable. Done properly, there are very few projects that can't proceed - given these issues are dealt with at an early stage - and there is room for creativity and flexibility in a project's design.

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fish population of Burnaby Lake

Fish population of Burnaby Lake (pdf)

Dissolved oxygen level for fish

Dissolved O2 for fish (pdf).
This document shows that water quality can be a significant limiting factor for habitat utilization.

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