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Seasonal Positions

AquaTerra is seeking four (4) seasonal positions for the summer work window (July 15 – September 15/30). Work will consist of a variety of fish and amphibian salvages, environmental monitoring, and construction monitoring. Ideal candidates would have (or be eligible for) electrofishing experience and have (or have access to) a vehicle. Please send your resumes to if interested.

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden Koi Salvage

AquaTerra volunteered its personnel and equipment to assist in facilitating the salvage of remaining koi at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden. AquaTerra worked collaboratively with the Vancouver Park Board, Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden, and the Vancouver Aquarium personnel. We utilized our 100 ft. seine net to corral the two (2) remaining adult koi and transfer via hand nets to aerated holding totes for transfer to the Vancouver Aquarium. Approximately 200-300 juvenile koi were also captured and relocated. We also undertook hand netting and electrofishing to assess for any other adult and juvenile koi following completion of the seining. The work was undertaken given the cultural importance and heritage value of the koi to the garden, and AquaTerra utilized its experience with fish salvages on various other projects to expeditiously complete the salvages.

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Seeking Intermediate – Senior Biologist

Seeking a intermediate-to-senior biologist (minimum 5 years experience). RPBio, or eligible. Owned vehicle or readily accessible vehicle preferred. Skillsets should include authoring reports, writing Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), Environmental Impact Assessments, development feasibility assessments, with experience in fish (aquatic) and wildlife (terrestrial) disciplines. Good interpersonal skills and liaising with clients directly with minimal supervision are also key assets. We offer flexible hours, flexible scheduling, competitive benefits and expense reimbursements, and a relaxing, casual and constructive work environment with diverse opportunities and the ability for advancement. Please submit your resume/CV and cover letter to:

Thank-you to our clients!

A BIG thank-you to our both are new and existing, loyal clients. Today we mark a milestone, having surpassed 700 projects. We appreciate all of your business and are honoured and humbled that you have selected us to represent you and assist you in managing the environmental components of your projects. Thank-you again!

Looking for Intermediate Biologists, Environmental Monitors and Fish Salvage Personnel

AquaTerra is ramping up for the busy 2018 summer field season, with multiple projects on the go and pending for the spring – summer – fall period. We’re seeking two (2) permanent positions for intermediate biologists, and seasonal (possibly leading to full-time) positions for environmental monitors and fish salvage personnel. A B.Sc. or M.Sc., are preferable degrees although applicable diploma programs will also be considered. Previous environmental monitoring, salvage, songbird nesting survey, invasive species, environmental assessment and species-at-risk experience are assets! If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Applicants should be eligible for, or have the following designations: Registered Professional Biologists (RPBio), Registered Biology Technologists (RBTech), Biologists in Training (BIT), and Registered Biology Technologists in Training (Trainee (RBTech)).

Environmental Monitors / Fish Salvage Personnel

Looking for environmental monitors and fish salvage personnel (with a preference for electrofishing certification) to assist during this year’s busy field season. Ideal candidates would have experience in both monitoring and salvage. Please send your resume to

Intermediate Biologist / Environmental Scientist Wanted

AquaTerra is looking for an Intermediate Biologist / Environmental Scientist to join our team. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in environmental monitoring and the development of Erosion & Sediment Control (ESC) Plans, Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMPs) and Environmental Protection Plans (EPPs). The candidate would also have a strong background in policy and regulations, fish/wildlife, and species-at-risk, and have good organizational and client relation skills. Experience should be at least 5 years within the consulting industry. Please send resumes and cover letters to Course work in ESC, environmental monitoring, and electrofishing would be assets.

Projects, Projects and More Projects

Hello everyone! There has been a lull in updates on our website, and its not because we have gone anywhere. In contrast, we have been extremely busy with a variety of projects. Last time we posted here, we had completed approximately 250 projects and are now approaching 450. These past few years, we have been very busy with the Evergreen Line and continue to undertake a variety of largescale environmental monitoring and management projects. We are moving forward with the next phases of the Beaver Lake Enhancement Project and have recently commenced work on a number of Metro Vancouver Park projects. 2016 looks like it will be a busy year, with over 20 projects initiated this year thus far. We anticipate some very exciting habitat assessment, design and restoration projects and out continued work with First Nations.


AquaTerra has had a phenomenal year! With a record number of new project starts in 2013 and a list of projects already in the queue, we are forecasting a busy and rewarding 2014. There will be a lot of changes next year – AquaTerra is expanding to include an operational division (with a focus on habitat restoration and enhancement including the design, excavation/equipment and physical planting works) and an invasive species division. Stay tuned for additional exciting details, including new companies and new personnel in 2014. We’d like to thank all of our good friends, colleagues and associates for their hard work and contributions this past year. We’re humbled to have worked with many highly regarded companies and members of academia, First Nations, government, and non-profit agencies.

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Habitat Enhancement and Restoration

AquaTerra recently designed and oversaw the construction of a permanent and seasonal pond complex in Pitt Meadows – next step – planting. Formerly a monostand of Reed Canarygrass, the site is particularly complex as it is influenced by spring freshet and daily tidal cycles. Four (4) months of water depth monitoring was used to assess optimal elevations for the ponds. This involved the installation of seven (7) slotted monitoring wells and logging water depth measurements. The intent was to identify the optimal depth to facilitate use by numerous sensitive species / species-at-risk, while discouraging colonization by invasive species (e.g., Bullfrog and Reed Canarygrass).

Habitat Restoration, Enhancement and Reclamation

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