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Citation Barraclough, CL and Hegg, DA. 2008. Nature's revenue streams: Five ecological value case studies. Prepared for District of Saanich.
Organization District of Saanich
URL http://poliswaterproject.org/sites/default/files/NaturesRevenue081217small_0.pdf
Abstract/Description or Keywords This study examines five
projects that have applied nature’s
principles in the design of stormwater management facilities and compared their overall value to that of
the traditional “pipe and drain” approaches. Focussed largely on stormwater, but with broader attributes,
the question raised was whether the projects have tangible economic value, savings or other benefits
either to the developer, the occupant, the community, or the municipality.
The five case studies examined are all located within the Colquitz River watershed in Saanich, British
Columbia. They are: 1) the relocation and restoration of Blenkinsop Creek on the Galey Farm 2) Swan
Creek restoration and wetland construction within the Willowbrook Subdivision 3) stream restoration
within the South Valley Subdivision 4) Wetland construction adjacent the Rogers Farm Subdivision and
5) permeable paving and swale/wetland construction at the Vancouver Island Technology Park. Aqua-Tex
Scientific Consulting Ltd. and their associates completed these projects within the space of a few years
between 2000 and 2002. These projects included farmland, residential and institutional development
projects that implemented innovative stormwater management practices, and creek and wetland
restoration initiatives, as incremental parts of the watershed's gradual restoration.
Information Type report
Regional Watershed Vancouver Island South
Sub-watershed if known Colquitz River
Aquifer #
Project status complete
Contact Name Cori Barraclough
Contact Email [email protected]