Google Translate
Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on the City of Surrey’s web site is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 50 languages. Unfortunately, not all the languages spoken in the City of Surrey are translated. Punjabi is one of the languages not currently offered, and to remedy the situation, the City has been in contact with Google and they have committed to making Punjabi available in the future.

The City of Surrey cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information. Before you act on translated information, the City encourages you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on our web site, we encourage you to stop by a City facilities to discuss it. You can also contact the City at (604) 591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

The City is committed to enhancing the accessibility of its web site to all its citizens, and appreciates any feedback that it receives.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Wildlife & the Natural Environment


The City of Surrey has wildlife habitat both on land and in water. This wildlife habitat is often influenced by urban, suburban and rural development. The interactions between people and their natural environment raises many issues and concerns from residents, and presents challenges for Surrey’s wildlife. Wildlife and the natural environment is important to Surrey residents. Through partnerships, education and understanding of the value of natural areas, Surrey can prosper while having an healthy natural legacy into the future.

Surrey contains many areas that are deemed 'environmentally sensitive'.  Environmentally sensitive areas can include a variety of different features, such as ravines, watercourses, wetlands, treed slopes, bird nesting grounds and waterfront areas. The Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) approach, which rates ESAs as “high”, “medium” or “low”; is currently being updated by an “Ecosystem Management” approach guided by the City of Surrey’s Sustainability Charter. To learn more please visit the City's Ecosystem Management Study page.

Follow the links below to learn more about Surrey's involvement in managing wildlife and the natural environment resources within the City:


Benthic Invertebrates



Salmon and Trout

Sensitive Habitat Inventory Mapping