Conservation Activities

Accomplishments

The protection of:

  • Colony Farm Regional Park
  • Coquitlam River Wildlife Management Area (south of Colony Farm)
  • Pinecone Burke Provincial Park
  • Douglas Island (part of the Fraser River Islands Regional Park)
  • Eagle Mountain (part of Indian Arm Provincial Park)

Working with others to:

  • prevent gravel mining in the Upper Pitt River area
  • keep a proposed Skytrain route out of Miller Park Ravine
  • dedicate the Port Moody north shore wetlands as part of Bert Flinn Park
  • stop logging in Greater Vancouver’s drinking watersheds

Current Activities

  • ensuring preservation of the entire Riverview Hospital lands
  • working to minimize impacts on wildlife and salmon habitat in areas undergoing development
  • stewardship initiatives to protect and enhance the natural features of areas such as DeBoville Slough and the Coquitlam and Pitt Rivers
  • installing and maintaining bird nest boxes in sites such as Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve, Minnekhada Regional Park, Shoreline and Mundy Parks
  • partnering with First Nations, municipal, regional and provincial governments to manage areas such as Colony Farm Regional Park, Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, and the Pitt Lake area
  • advocating for effective federal and provincial endangered species legislation

BMN actively promotes Naturescape BC. This provincial program encourages homeowners and municipalities to create gardens and landscapes which appeal to both wildlife and people.

In response to recommendations from BMN, Port Moody and Anmore were the first two local governments to adopt Naturescape as civic policy.

Edit this page

© 2003 - 2017 Burke Mountain Naturalists