Facilitating the protection and restoration of endangered species and ecological communities on BC’s South Coast

National and International Guidelines

Guidelines & Best Practices

A number of guidelines around best practices for conservation and recovery have been developed for species at risk, rare plants and ecological communities on the South Coast and BC. A selection is provided here that provide relevant applications to South Coast species and ecological communities (some are not found through senior agency sites).

For the most up to date information regarding guidelines and regulatory requirements for various species and ecological communities at risk in BC, please contact the relevant staff with the Province of BC, Species at Risk Program of the Ecosystems Management Branch, Environment Canada, Pacific Region or the Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Pacific Region. Further information can be found on our CONTACT page. 

 

The Ministry of Environment, with the Pacific Water Shrew Recovery Team, has developed this document to provide planners, developers, and consultants with information about the Pacific Water Shrew, and guidelines on how to include Pacific Water Shrew in environmental assessments. This document suggests actions that municipalities, regional districts...

Guidance on Coastal Tailed Frog Monitoring of Run-of-River Hydropower Projects: The Ministry of Forest, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNR) is currently in the process of implementing a collaborative study to monitor tailed frog tadpoles and habitat conditions at several facilities in the South Coast, using a Before-After-...

By observing pollinators in your gardens, local parks, along country roads, basically anywhere fl owers are growing, and then sending in your observations, you can help scientists to better understand the importance of pollinating insects so that steps can be taken to preserve them. In order for you to contribute useful observations, it is essential...

State transportation agencies and planners can steer investment toward greater mobility for better communities and away from impacting our remaining natural areas. Mobility does not have to come at the expense of biodiversity. Second Nature: Improving Transportation Without Putting Nature Second profiles innovative programs that seek to improve...

Butterflies are highly sensitive indicators of the environment and we know that conservation measures for this group will help many other less well-known components of our biodiversity. Road verges already provide valuable habitats for a wide range of species but this report shows how they can be made even better and contribute an ever more important...

Field experience has made it clear that if one is to be successful growing native plant communities, a functional microbial community is imperative. Use of native seeds in revegetation follows the current societal focus on multiple use of lands, a policy toward enhancing ecosystem diversity and function, and conservation of biological resources....

More rigorous and quantitative site effectiveness monitoring, emphasizing paired before-after control-impact (BACIP) experimental designs, is applied to larger and/or more complex compensation and stewardship projects. We stress the most important principles outlined in this guidebook (establishing measurable objectives, reference and control sites,...

A Guide to Community-Based Compensatory Fish Habitat Monitoring has been developed for community-based groups already working in partnership with DFO and or BC Ministry of Environment. This guide will assist groups to determine if their organization possesses the skills, capacity and liability coverage to enter into a long-term agreement to...

Photopoint Monitoring is both a qualitative and quantitative tool that can assist resource managers in detecting unacceptable conditions in target resources before severe or irreversible changes occur, and allow time to implement corrective actions. The technique can also be used to assess the success or failure of management decisions based on the...

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