Fraser River Action Plan

Establishing Reference Conditions for Benthic Invertebrate Monitoring in the Fraser River Catchment, British Columbia, Canada

Environment Canada, with a wide range of partners including Fisheries and Oceans Canada, completed the Fraser River Action Plan (FRAP) in March 1998. Results of FRAP include the protection of almost 65 000 hectares of wild bird habitat; a reduction in the release of toxic wood preservatives by 90 percent; and the implementation of best management practices and pollution prevention plans in many business and industry sectors. Following the end of FRAP, the Fraser Basin Council, a long-term and broadly representative nongovernmental organization, was established to promote a balance between social, economic and environmental well-being within the Fraser Basin.

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