Development applicants have three methods for determining Streamside Protection and Enhancement Area (SPEA) setbacks from watercourses for fish habitat through the City’s Zoning Bylaw and the provincial Riparian Areas Protection Regulation (RAPR) (PDF):
Please review the user notes and a disclaimer before using the Environment map layers. Layers showing the Simple Assessment Methodology SPEA width (and associated layers) are available on QtheMap including:
Compared to the RAPR Detailed Assessment Methodology, where a QEP is retained to determine the SPEA, an applicant using the RAPR Simple Assessment Methodology to determine the SPEA would:
The SPEA map layers are updated on an ongoing basis, as new watercourse survey information and aerial photography becomes available.
Notes to User and Disclaimer should also be reviewed prior to using the Environment map layers.