Bivouac Site, OPSEE Training Area

The area the project is located in was cleared by the engineering school prior to its removal from Chilliwack. The area is now second growth alder, some of which was previously cleared as part of an exercise. The current project will include the removal of shrubbery and stumps before 15 March 2021. After 1 April 2021, the cleared area will have 20 cm (8") of 5 cm (2") minus stone for drainage, and a 15 cm (6") layer of 2 cm (¾") minus gravel top dressing. Gravel will be virgin sourced. The area of the project is approximately 9,000 m2. The area of the existing bivouac that this work will expand is approximately 18,000 m2.

The area will be used as a bivouac and parking site during military exercises, and will be maintained as a large graveled lot.

Latest update

March 9, 2021 – The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Joel Keddy
Real Property Operations Detachment Chilliwack, Department of National Defence
Joel Keddy, Project Manager, Real Property Operations Unit (Pacific) Detachment Chilliwack
5535 Korea Road
Real Property Operations Detachment Chilliwack
Chilliwack, British Columbia V2R 5P2

  • Location

    • OPSEE Training Area, Vance road, Cultus Lake (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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