Biodiversity Conservation Strategy

The Biodiversity Conservation Strategy (BCS), adopted in 2014 as part of Corporate Report R141, recognizes Surrey’s biodiversity as a key foundation of a healthy, livable and sustainable City. The goal of the Strategy is to preserve, protect, and enhance Surrey’s biodiversity.

The dataset consists of the Green Infrastructure Network Corridors, Green Infrastructure Network Hubs and Sites and Habitat Suitability.

Habitat Suitability mapping is based on work completed for the 2011 Surrey Ecosystem Management Study and Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping data and incorporated information from the Environmentally Sensitive Areas ("ESA") map and other relevant data sources based on species at risk presence, species accounts and known ecosystem habitat inventories. This map identifies the most biologically diverse habitats across the City in a comparative analysis from highest value to lower values.

A Green Infrastructure Network ("GIN") is an interconnected system of natural areas and open space that conserves ecosystems and functions, while providing benefits to both wildlife and people. The Surrey GIN identifies that approximately 10,200 acres (4,130 hectares) of land are required to maintain the City’s biodiversity.

For more information please see the City of Surrey [Biodiversity Conservation Strategy] (http://www.surrey.ca/city-services/11565.aspx) page.

Data and Resources

Details

First Published Date August 20, 2014
Data Update Frequency Monthly

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