Libraries, Directories, Searchable Databases

BC Government Employee Directory

BC Government Directory for finding staff, agencies, ministries, and departments.

BC Government: Crown Publications

The BC Government Publications Index is an electronic listing of available government publications. It includes all legislation (acts, regulations and bills) and many other publications, documents, brochures and pamphlets. Most of these items can be ordered through the BC Publications Index. Any publications not available through the index have referral information.

BC Hydro Water Use Planning: Southern Interior Region

Water use planning aims to find a sustainable balance between competing uses of water through a consultative planning process designed to consider environmental, social and economic values. This site has reports from water use planning projects for BC Hydro’s hydroelectric facilities located in the Southern Interior.

BC Ministry of Environment – Library for the Natural Resources Sector

This is a portal to many resources.

BC Ministry of Environment Ecological Reports Catalogue (EcoCat)

EcoCat provides access to digital reports and publications, and their associated files such as maps, datasets, and published inventory information. EcoCat contains reports from a variety of disciplines, including aquatic species and habitats, terrestrial species and habitats, floodplain mapping, reservoirs, ground water and vegetation.

BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Forest Investment Account reports

The BC Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has made reports produced under FIA available at this site.

BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations Publications Catalogue

This is a catalogue of the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource publications.

CLIR (Cross-Linked Information Resources, Ministry of Environment)

CLIR (Cross-Linked Information Resources) is an umbrella search application that allows users to search multiple sources of environmental and natural resource information simultaneously through a single search window. Users can search six major collections:

  • BCSEE – BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer
  • EIRS BD – Biodiversity / Environmental Information Resources e-Library
  • EIRS EP – Environmental Protection Information Resources e-Library
  • EcoCat – Ecological Reports Catalogue
  • Ministry of Forests and Range Library (shared with MOE)
  • SIWE – Species Inventory Web Explorer – a component of the Species Inventory Data System (SPI) system

Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute

This Institute is developing a database of regional information. Includes State of the Basin reports and data.

Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology

Look in the “Resources” section for a list of workshop and conference reports, and more. Focus is on ecological research and issues of southeastern British Columbia.

Columbia River Basin Biodiversity Atlas

The Atlas has been developed with geographic information system technology to provide information on biodiversity and help people learn, understand, and make decisions. Includes reports from the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (1983-2011).

Cumulative Impacts of Natural Resource Development on Ecosystems and Wildlife: An Annotated Bibliography for British Columbia

Judi Krzyzanowski and Pedro Lara Almuedo FORREX Series 26, 2010.
Natural resource activities at different spatial and temporal scales have cumulative effects on ecosystems and biodiversity that are not yet thoroughly understood. This bibliography draws on selected work from multiple disciplines and sectors to provide a holistic and critical view of impacts relevant to British Columbia’s ecosystems and wildlife. It illustrates the diversity of cumulative effects approaches, the breath of potential impacts, and the complexity of interactions that occur within a shared land base.

Fish and Forestry Interactions in BC

This bibliography contains material pertaining to fish/forestry interactions in British Columbia.

Future Forest Ecosystems Scientific Council of British Columbia

BC’s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations established the Future Forest Ecosystems Scientific Council (FFESC) in 2008 to guide the allocation of a $5.5 million grant-in-aid to research that supports the objectives of the Future Forest Ecosystems Initiative – namely, adaptation of the forest and range management framework to climate change. The FFESC is a cooperative council comprising representatives of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the Ministry of Environment,the University of British Columbia, and the University of Northern British Columbia. The FFESC wrapped up its research program in 2012. A synthesis of FFESC research and policy recommendations is posted on this web site.

Google Scholar

Enter your keyword, author, journal, or other information in the Search box.

Government of Canada Employee Directory

Government of Canada directory of employees.

Journal of Ecosystems and Management

The Journal of Ecosystems and Management (JEM) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal covering natural resource and ecosystem management issues relevant to British Columbia. In addition to scientific articles, JEM provides a forum for commentary on current natural resource challenges. JEM’s broad readership includes natural resource practitioners, professionals, policymakers and researchers. The Journal extends research results, indigenous knowledge, management applications, socio-economic analyses and scholarly opinions. JEM is an open-source journal, freely available to the public.

National Library of Canada

This “Canadian Library Gateway” is hosted by Libraries and Archives Canada.

National Research Council of Canada Library and Publications

Click on the “Publications” tab.

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium is a regional climate service centre at the University of Victoria that provides practical information on the physical impacts of climate variability and change in the Pacific and Yukon Region of Canada. They collaborate with climate researchers and regional stakeholders to produce knowledge and tools in support of long-term planning.

Sustainable Forest Management Network Legacy publications

The Sustainable Forest Management Network is an incorporated non-profit Canadian research group. SFM is a Network for Centres of Excellence. With their partners, they fund, plann, conduct, and apply interdisciplinary, university-based research that addressed issues related to sustainable forest management.

UBC cIRcle repository

cIRcle is the University of British Columbia’s digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community and its partners. Materials in cIRcle are openly accessible to anyone on the web, and will be preserved for future generations.

UBC Press

UBC Press is the publishing branch of the Univesity of British Columbia.

US Forest Service “Treesearch”

Treesearch is an online system for locating and delivering publications by Research and Development scientists in the US Forest Service. Publications in the collection include research monographs published by the agency as well as papers written by our scientists but published by other organizations in their journals, conference proceedings, or books. Research results behind these publications have been peer reviewed to ensure the best quality science.

Wildlife Species Inventory – BC Ministry of Environment

Wildlife Species Inventory is managed by the Knowledge Management Branch in the Ministry of Environment. The Wildlife Inventory Team consists of regional Fish and Wildlife inventory biologists and EIS staff. The purpose of the team is to obtain, store, and provide access to information about wildlife species inventory in British Columbia. Wildlife species inventories include all surveys undertaken to determine the presence or abundance of any wildlife species. You can access links to:


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