Association of BC Forest Professionals
Home page for the Association of BC Forest Professionals.
Association of Professional Biology (BC)
Home page for the Association of Professional Biology.
BC Conservation Foundation
The BCCF promotes and assists in the conservation of the fish and wildlife resources of the Province of British Columbia through the protection, acquisition or enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat; and to provide for such other purposes that in the determination of the directors contribute to the betterment of the fish and wildlife resources of the Province of British Columbia.
BC Environmental Network
ECOBC facilitates communication among member and non-member environmental groups and coalitions, other sectors, and individuals independently working on environmental issues. Through such collaborative environmental leadership BC’s ecological sustainability and economic stability will prevail and biological diversity and human health remain viable.
BC Forest Practices Board
The Forest Practices Board conducts audits and investigations and issues public reports on how well industry and government are meeting the intent of British Columbia’s forest practices legislation.
BC Hydro / Environment
This is the entry to BC Hydro’s Environment web pages.
BC Ministry of Environment
This is the home page of the BC Ministry of Environment.
BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations
This is the home page of the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations.
Bulkley Valley Research Centre
The Bulkley Valley Research Centre is an independent not-for-profit society based in Smithers, Northwest British Columbia, Canada, that conducts high quality interdisciplinary research on our environment, including its human dimensions.
Canadian Land Reclamation Association
The CLRA works to further knowledge and encourage investigation of problems and solutions in land reclamation.
Canadian Society of Zoologists
The Canadian Society of Zoologists is a professional organization dedicated to the enhancement of education and research in zoology at the provincial, federal and international level.
Centre for Applied Conservation Research – UBC
The Centre’s key goal is to identify, develop and propose solutions to interdisciplinary problems in natural resource conservation with innovative, novel and unbiased research and stakeholder engagement.
Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network
CBEEN is the regional network for environmental education (EE) professionals in the Canadian Columbia Basin. Their aim is to build a community of engaged and effective EE practitioners by connecting them with each other, and with the best and most current resources, information, professional development and networking opportunities available.
Columbia Basin Trust
The Columbia Basin Trust works with the people of the Canadian Columbia Basin to bring social, economic and environmental benefits to the region most affected by dam construction under the Columbia River Treaty.
Committee on the Status of Endangered Animals in Canada
COSEWIC is a committee of experts that assesses and designates which wild species are in some danger of disappearing from Canada. The web site contains information on status of endangered plant and animal species.
Federation of BC Naturalists (BC Nature)
BC Nature is a federation of local natural history groups and represents 50 local nature clubs throughout BC. Our legal name is the Federation of British Columbia Naturalists. Includes information about how to find local checklists.
Forest Research and Extension Partnership
FORREX links people to knowledge, and facilitates continuous innovation and improvement in natural resource policy and management – practices that greatly influence the ecological, social, and economic well-being of our communities.You can subscribe to several list servs, and download journals and newsletters with regional information.
Grasslands Conservation Council of BC
BC Grasslands (Grasslands Conservation Council of British Columbia) is dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of the rare and beautiful grasslands of our province. Working to build a better understanding of grasslands and to provide methods and tools to better care for them, they pursue a vision of healthy and life-sustaining grasslands in BC for current and future generations.
Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
The Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative is an alliance of conservation partners, almost all American, with common landscape conservation goals for building ecosystem resilience within the Great Northern geographic area. Includes webinars and other resources.
Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Through province-wide cooperation and coordination, the Invasive Species Council of BC is working to minimize the negative ecological, social, and economic impacts caused by the introduction, establishment, and spread of invasive species.Their goals are: To educate the public and professionals about invasive species and their risk to ecosystems and economies through activities such as workshops, seminars and newsletters; to coordinate and fund research relating to invasive species and make this available to the public; and to undertake and support actions that improve the health of BC’s natural ecosystems.
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.
Kootenay Conservation Program
The Kootenay Conservation Program is a collection of over 50 groups and agencies in the Kootenays dedicated to conserving natural areas for Kootenay communities. Networking helps them to find win-win approaches to ecosystem conservation and stewardship on private and adjacent Crown lands. In this way they hope to maintain and, in some cases, restore the rich biological, economic, and social heritage of the Kootenays.
Nature Conservancy of Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada leads, innovates, and uses creativity in the conservation of Canada’s natural heritage by securing ecologically significant natural areas through purchases, donations, conservation agreements or other mechanisms, and by achieving long-term stewardship through management plans and monitoring arrangements.
Includes links to all national parks in Canada.
Royal BC Museum
Since 1886, the Royal BC Museum has been British Columbia’s provincial museum, collecting artifacts, documents and specimens of BC’s natural and human history, safeguarding them for the future, and sharing them with the world. Visit the Collections and Research section.
See also their Living Landscapes website:
Selkirk College, School of Environment and Geomatics
Selkirk College’s School of Environment and Geomatics is committed to providing the most flexible, nationally accredited environmental science programming in Canada, integrated to help students achieve success in environmental technology and geomatics.
SFU Centre for Wildlife Biology
The Centre for Wildlife Ecology is a collaboration between Simon Fraser University and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Its mission is to foster high quality, graduate training and research, conduct basic and applied research in wildlife ecology, and to provide knowledge and personnel that will help Environment Canada and other agencies meet the challenges of conservation in the 21st century.
SFU Forest Ecology and Management Research Group
Students and researchers in this lab work on applied forest ecology and forest management problems, based on an understanding of the linkages between forest ecosystem dynamics, economics, forest policy, and social concerns.
SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management – Research
The School’s ongoing commitment to research is illustrated by the activities of its research centres and groups. These sub-units of REM’s research program encourage team-based approaches and dialogue concerning emerging and on-going resource management problems. The School houses the Centre for Tourism Policy and Research and the Cooperative Resource Management Institute, as well as 12 additional research groups.
Society for Conservation Biology
The Society for Conservation Biology is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity.
Society for Ecological Restoration
The SER-Western Canada Chapter is a diverse group of ecologists, researchers and restorationists from all over British Columbia and western Canada. They come from the ranks of consulting, business, government, universities, interest groups and the general public. The common bond is the concern for the health of BC ecosystems, and direct involvement in projects to restore those systems.
Western Canada Chapter: http://chapter.ser.org/westerncanada/
University of British Columbia – Faculty of Forestry
Within the UBC Faculty of Forestry, there are several research groups and projects. Visit the website of each project to find out more.
US Forest Service Research and Development
Forestry research sites were established to evaluate and disseminate information and technology to improve management and use of natural resources. Includes downloadable publications.
Wildsight works to protects biodiversity and promotes sustainable communities in Canada’s Columbia and Rocky Mountains.
World Wildlife Fund
The WWF aims to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. The web site includes funding information.
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Combining science and stewardship, Y2Y seeks to ensure that the world-renowned wilderness, wildlife, native plants, and natural processes of the Yellowstone to Yukon region continue to function as an interconnected web of life, capable of supporting all of its natural and human communities, for now and for future generations.