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:
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