RAR Assessments


Riparian Area Protection Regulations

QEP Environmental offers full, in depth Riparian Area Regulation assessments. Riparian areas are zones which surround streams, lakes, and wetlands, where the water meets land. Is there a stream, lake waterfront, wetland, ditch or ravine on or nearby your property? If so, and if you plan residential, commercial, or industrial activity in the vicinity, Riparian Areas Protection Regulations (RAPR) (Formerly Riparian Areas Regulations - RAR) may apply to you.

What is a RAPR Assessment/RAR Assessment?

An assessment of a site and its riparian habitat performed by a Qualified Environmental Professional. RAPR Assessments are most commonly prescribed by government regulators for people looking to create development or make alterations on a site that has or is adjacent to a body of water. RAPR assessments may apply for large bodies of water like rivers and lakes, as well as smaller ones like streams and ditches.

When is a RAR/RAPR Assessment required?

Should you consider development activities in riparian areas, a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) may be required to carry out an assessment of your development site, in order to determine the physical constraints that your development might have. Work on a RAPR assessment typically involves effectively establishing mitigation points, compiling assessment reports, and negotiating with governmental regulators.

To date, QEP Environmental has completed hundreds of RAPR Assessments for BC residents and business owners. We have conducted RAPR assessments for a wide variety of projects, including small residential constructions and large-scale commercial developments.

Questions about RAPR Assessments?

Give us a call at 250.681.4838, or fill out the form below. Please include as much detail as possible. We will quickly get back to you with more information. If you're requesting a price quote, please indicate the type and size of property, as well as any deadlines you may have.

We have worked with residential and commercial developers in different regional districts and municipalities, meeting specialized local requirements:

City of Kelowna, West Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Naramata, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Lumby, Armstrong, Enderby,  Sicamous, Lake Country, Coldstream, District of Central Okanagan, District of North Okanagan, Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, Fraser Valley Regional District, Greater Vancouver Regional District, Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chase, Chilliwack, Langley, Coquitlam, Delta, Hope, Lions Bay, Maple Ridge, Merritt, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Oliver, Osoyoos, Peachland, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Princeton, Revelstoke, Richmond, Summerland, Surrey, White Rock.