The Harrison study area was selected for a pilot project within the Fraser Valley Regional Biodiversity Strategy (FVRBS), a regionally based planning and conservation initiative, because the area is well-known as a biodiversity hot spot in the Lower Mainland. Information gathered will be used to increase our knowledge of the species and ecosystems of the Harrison area, and facilitate management and land use by citizens and all levels of government so that conservation values and biodiversity of this environmentally significant location can be sustained. The main purpose of SEI mapping is to describe the ecological diversity of a given area, and determine the type and extent of vulnerable and rare elements (RISC, 2006).
The Harrison SEI study area encompasses 5,700ha along the north side of the Fraser River from Deroche in the West to Harrison Mills in the East.
1.Resource Inventory Standards Committee (RISC). 2006. Standard for Mapping Ecosystems at Risk in British Columbia; An Approach to Mapping Ecosystems at Risk and Other Sensitive Ecosystems.
- Click here for a copy of the Harrison Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory Report
- Click here for a detailed map of the study area