Our goal is to reduce our impact on the natural environment. We will expand these efforts until our projects create a net positive affect on Sea Island biodiversity.
YVR follows the Impact Assessment Act for all projects on airport lands to ensure our operations align with the health and well-being of the natural world and sustainable design practices are in place.
YVR proudly become the first airport in North America to achieve Salmon-Safe certification in 2016. This certification acknowledges our ongoing efforts and commitment to our land and water management practices.
As outlined in our Environmental Management Plan, we will continue to enhance and protect the ecosystem health of Sea Island and aim to re-certify our Salmon-Safe designation. Our initiatives include:
- Completing a habitat enhancement project along the Fraser River
- Maintaining our comprehensive glycol management program
- Continuing our partnership with Musqueam Indian Band to enhance the natural habitat, protect salmon and remove invasive plant species
- Identifying and protecting archaeological resources on Sea Island.
Learn more about our progress with enhancing Ecosystem Health in our Annual and Sustainability Report.