Overview of project:
In recent years, many development projects have been proposed for the Port of Prince Rupert. These projects generally require restoration initiatives in order to offset projected impacts to nearshore fish habitat. Habitat restoration is also a key priority of environmental stewardship initiatives by the port, First Nations and NGO’s. The need to provide a planning and evaluation framework for restoration projects in the region was identified with the objectives of coordinating projects that are supported by underlying ecological principles. The Prince Rupert Habitat Restoration Plan (MHRP) was developed by Archipelago as a comprehensive, ecologically based approach to restoration of marine habitats in the Prince Rupert area that can be used by all stakeholders.