Future Ecologies podcast dives into the Terminal 2 expansion project

Future Ecologies podcast dives into the Terminal 2 expansion project

The largest container port in Canada is poised to get even larger. Listen to these interviews and learn about the context of the threat that building and operating Terminal 2 poses to the Fraser Estuary and the people and species that rely on it.  You have until March 15th to submit a comment on the…

Take action for the Fraser River Estuary by March 15th

Take action for the Fraser River Estuary by March 15th

The Government of Canada is currently requesting public comments to decide on whether the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 expansion project should go forward. Until March 15th, supporters like you can take action to protect the Fraser River Estuary. Please consider taking five minutes to submit a public comment. We have made it very easy for…

Research: Conservation in heavily urbanized biodiverse regions requires urgent management action and attention to governance

Research: Conservation in heavily urbanized biodiverse regions requires urgent management action and attention to governance

A new open access research paper led by Dr. Tara Martin at the UBC Conservation Decisions Lab applied a novel conservation decision making tool called Priority Threat Management to identify the most cost-effective management strategies needed to address the threats facing 102 species at risk identified in the area…

Federal Minister presses pause on Terminal 2

Federal Minister presses pause on Terminal 2

In a six page letter (PDF) to the CEO of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Canada’s minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, requested more information from the Port to assess the effectiveness of mitigation efforts in the proposed expansion of Terminal 2 on Roberts Bank. Wikinson’s letter conveyed the panel’s conclusion about likely adverse effects to fish, fish habitat and other at-risk species if Terminal 2 proceeds…

US organizations call on Washington State to oppose Canada’s Terminal 2 expansion in the Salish Sea

US organizations call on Washington State to oppose Canada’s Terminal 2 expansion in the Salish Sea

41 environmental and sustainability organizations in Washington State have written Governor Jay Inslee (PDF) asking him to oppose RBT2 on behalf of Washingtonians and the environmental, cultural and economic resources of Washington state…

Terminal 2 Backgrounder: Impacts to Fraser Chinook salmon

Terminal 2 Backgrounder: Impacts to Fraser Chinook salmon

The Port of Vancouver is proposing to double the size of its shipping terminal at Roberts Bank beside the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. The existing terminal is already a significant presence in the Fraser estuary. Its 210-acre container terminal connects to the largest coal terminal in North America. A four-kilometre long causeway across the Fraser estuary facilitates truck and rail transit between the terminal and the shore…