Redstreak Lagoon Decommission and Reclamation, Phase II, Kootenay National Park

The objective of this project is to complete the second phase of the decommission and reclamation of the Redstreak wastewater lagoon. The first phase of the project was completed in the summer and fall of 2020 when a fence surrounding the lagoon and a large woody debris pile were removed. Furthermore, soil samples were collected and analyzed to confirm that the site is not contaminated and meets federal and provincial guidelines (BC OMRR, BC CSR, CCME).
The lagoon is adjacent to the Redstreak restoration area and is within a subunit called the provincial block, which was harvested and thinned in 2002. The Redstreak restoration area was created as a multi-year ecosystem-based management project where Parks Canada restored its historical fire regime and brought back native grasses to provide better grazing habitat by forest thinning and maintenance prescribed fire.
In 2021, Parks Canada is targeting to complete the full decommission and reclamation of the old wastewater lagoon site. The main objective of this project's second phase is to reduce the human footprint left on that site by removing any infrastructure that remains at the lagoon and prepare the site to start the natural revegetation phase of the reclamation.


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Latest update

April 28, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from March 29 to April 28, 2021 - March 29, 2021

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Contacts

Kootenay National Park
P.O. Box 220
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia V0A 1M0
Email: pc.kootenayinfo-infokootenay.pc@canada.ca


  • Location

    • Kootenay National Park (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2021-03-29
  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    81480

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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