Through public consultation, the City has identified goals to ensure that Campbell River protects and conserves aspects of the natural environment for future generations. Environmentally sensitive areas are critical components in maintaining the community’s natural attributes and liveability. Ecosystem functions minimize risk for hazard lands, particularly those areas at risk of flooding or geo-technical instability. Goals also recognize that the conservation of nature and its ecosystems are a substantial strategy to both mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

Environmental Protection goals identified in the Sustainable Official Community Plan are as follows:

  • Reduce impacts to Environmentally Sensitive Areas 
  • Minimize air, land and water pollution
  • Protect and maintain the urban forest
  • Minimize the loss of sensitive ecosystem inventory sites

Air Quality

From January to March 2010 City staff conducted air quality surveys using a mobile nephelometer, or "Nephie," that was operated from the backseat of a vehicle.  more...

Campbell River Estuary

The Estuary Management Plan was developed to identify challenges and activities necessary to the restoration of the estuary of the Campbell River.   more...

Environmental Purchasing

The City of Campbell River has an Environmental Purchasing Policy to help the City make more environmentally friendly decisions.  The following information contains tips you can use for your own purchasing decisions.   more...

Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Through public consultation, the City has identified goals to ensure that Campbell River protects and conserves aspects of the natural environment for future generations through the development permit process.  more...

Invasive Plants

The City of Campbell River recognizes that the spread of invasive plant species is a serious threat to biodiversity world-wide, second only to habitat loss.   more...

Pesticide Awareness

Using natural pesticide alternatives will improve Campbell River’s environment, health and help you achieve a pesticide-free lawn and garden.  more...

Soft Shore Restoration

Completed December 2011, the Marine Foreshore Habitat Assessment and Restoration Plan provides a comprehensive approach to shoreline management that recognizes the physical, biological and social values of our treasured waterfront. Read more about the Soft Shore Restoration.   more...

Underground Residential Oil Tanks

Underground or buried residential oil tanks were commonly used in Campbell River. Over the years, as alternative heating sources such as natural gas, propane and electricity have become available, it is expected that some of these storage tanks are now unused or abandoned. more...

Urban Forests

Urban forests enhance quality of life throughout the community and provide many benefits from absorbing greenhouse gas emissions to storm water management.   more...

What's New
Jan 09, 2017 2016 Year-in-Review
Dec 20, 2016 Tourism update!
Nov 16, 2016 Fire Chief for a Day
Oct 11, 2016 Afternoon garage fire
Sep 20, 2013 Walk-ability Survey
Sep 20, 2013 Tidemark grant in aid
Sep 21, 2013 ECAP
Sep 21, 2013 George Paul Passing
Sep 21, 2013 MyCity info update
Sep 21, 2013 Seed saving
Oct 08, 2013 Fire Prevention Week
Feb 24, 2014 Roads Update
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Dec 18, 2014 Fawn Rd. house fire
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Feb 26, 2015 Mobile home fire
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