Riparian Areas Assessment (RAR)

Origo has many years of experience in providing RAR Assessments on Vancouver Island.

Riparian areas are zones which surround streams, lakes, and wetlands, where the water meets land. If there a stream, waterfront, wetland area or ditch that is on or nearby your property – and there is a plan for residential, commercial or industrial activity or development – then you will most likely need a Riparian Areas Regulations (RAR) assessment.

Riparian areas link water to land. They border streams, lakes, and wetlands. The blend of stream bed, water, trees, shrubs and grasses in a riparian area provides fish habitat, and directly influences it. Protecting riparian areas, while facilitating urban development that embraces high standards of environmental stewardship, is a priority for the Government of British Columbia.