Hire a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) to determine the SPEA under the RAR Detailed Assessment Methodology
Consult a map provided by the City showing the RAR Simple Assessment Methodology SPEA
Get a federal Fisheries Act authorization
Streamside Protection and Enhancement Area Layers
Please review the user notes and a disclaimer before using the RAR SPEA map layers. Layers showing the Simple Assessment Methodology SPEA setback (and associated layers) are available on QtheMap including:
SPEA: The SPEA setback, as determined by using the watershed-level RAR Simple Assessment Methodology, and being either 15 metres or 30 metres wide, as measured from top-of-bank or top-of-ravine bank.
RAA: The Riparian Assessment Area, a 30 metre-wide zone as measured from top-of-bank or top-of-ravine bank that defines the area next to a watercourse where the RAR applies (although it also includes the ravine portion).
Ravines: These are steep-sided valleys that form part of the SPEA setback.
Watercourse Fish Presence: This layer indicates the fish-presence colour-coding based on the RAR Simple Assessment Methodology classification of watercourse fish presence and permanence (colour coding explained in legend).
DPA: The Development Permit Area refers to the 50 metre-wide Watercourse Protection Development Permit Area. It is not associated with the RAR but was developed along with the RAR SPEA mapping project. It applies to Northeast Coquitlam only.