State of the Park Reports

The State of the Park Report 2020 is now available!

In December 2006, Stanley Park was struck by a major windstorm resulting in substantial disturbance – with 10,000 trees snapping or falling to the ground. The storm triggered the need for extensive restoration work and raised awareness about the lack of ecological information available for the Park and the need for an assessment of its ecological integrity.

Photo: Fish monitoring along Beaver Creek with SPES volunteers (Don Enright)

Management Plans and Best Practices

SPES works closely with the Vancouver Park Board as a Park Partner and has an advisory planning role. Several foundational documents for the Park’s management have been developed by SPES, the VPB, and consultants. 

Photo: Fish monitoring along Beaver Creek with SPES volunteers (Don Enright)

Wildlife Monitoring Reports

SPES undertakes collaborative long-term monitoring programs in Stanley Park which inform us on the ecological integrity of the Park. Programs are overseen by our biologists, volunteer-driven, and are based on survey standards.

Photo: An adult northwestern salamander found at the bio filtration pond at Lost-Lagoon (Ariane Comeau)

Student Reports

SPES encourages students and faculty at local colleges and universities to conduct research projects in Stanley Park based on current park management needs and gaps identified in the State of the Park reports. Partnerships with departments at UBC, SFU, BCIT, Douglas College, Capilano College, Langara College and Vancouver Community College have produced valuable information about the Park. If you’re interested in accessing these student reports, please contact us!

Photo: Restoration of Riparian habitat at Lost Lagoon with students from BCIT (Michael Schmidt)