Risk Assessment

 The CCH can comprehensively evaluate risk across levels of organization from the individual to ecosystems and economies. We apply a variety of techniques to provide support for management decisions, and have particular expertise in risk affecting coastal species and environments, animal translocations and the development of risk assessment protocols. Some examples of risk assessments include:

  • Information needs to support a risk assessment of fish pathogen risk from the diversion of water from Devils lake, North Dakota
  • Risk assessment for the importation of live oyster seed from Guernsey to British Columbia
  • Risk assessment for sablefish aquaculture in BC
  • Risk of chronic wasting disease from translocation of elk
  • Disease risks associated with an experimental captive breeding program of Mountain Caribou
  • Reintroducing sockeye salmon into an interior lake
  • Risks due to the importation of live tilapia into British Columbia
  • The movement of farmed elk between provinces
  • Translocation of endangered species (Vancouver Island Marmots) as part of the species recovery plan
  • Environmental impact of Carbadox
  • Public health risks from rodents imported to the pet trade
  • Risks to wildlife due to backcountry use of camelids
  • Development of a risk-based system for evaluating disease, ecological and genetic risks associated with the translocation of fishes
  • Consultation with federal and provincial agencies on approaches to environmental health risk assessment
  • Managing health risks in captive breeding programs for Wood Bison
  • Overview of the environmental impacts of veterinary antibiotic and antiparasitic drugs
  • Public health risks from wildlife in a public watershed