Facilitating the protection and restoration of species and ecosystems at risk on BC’s South Coast

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has just released a new report prepared for the FHWA by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, in collaboration with ICF International.   "Literature Review: Pollinator Habitat Enhancement and Best Management Practices in Highway Rights-of-Way" includes sections on the importance and decline in pollinators, the threats to pollinators associated with roads and restoration and vegetation management for pollinators...
New from ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability: biodiverCITIES: A Handbook for Municipal Biodiversity Planning and Management serves as an informative and action-oriented resource to motivate change through the development of a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) using a "Milestone" based framework.  Each Milestone represents a step in the planning and management process, beginning with the development of a Biodiversity Team in the first Milestone, and...
From the Cascadia Prairie-Oak Partnership a beautiful and useful guide to butterflies. Ann Potter and Rod Gilbert have put together a butterfly guide that is specific for South Puget Sound.  It includes everything that you might see either in the prairies or elsewhere around the Sound, including some very uncommon species.   The guide includes local flight periods, habitat preference, larval host plants, and a few notes with key identifiable features and/or...
The species and ecological community factsheets referred to in this guide were developed to provide a comprehensive summary of information on the identification, biology, distribution and conservation approaches for regionally, provincially and federally significant species of the Coast Region. To view the associated species and ecological community profiles and available factsheets, as well as information on the SCCP's new endangered species mobile app, please go...
Got snails but not sure how to separate the native, endangered or introduced species? This handy guide from the Fraser Valley Conservancy will help figure out who is who!
The Tri-Cities are wonderful communities in which to live and play. Part of what makes the area so special is the diverse natural environment. This includes forested mountains, rivers, creeks, wetlands and open fields which support many native plants and animals. This brochure was produced as part of a multi-year project funded by the Fish Wildlife and Compensation Program, focused on the Coquitlam Watershed and surrounding areas.  
The Alouette River Watershed provides both residents and visitors with wonderful places to live and play.  Part of what makes the area so special is the diverse natural environment.  This includes forests, rivers, creeks, wetlands and open fields which support many native plants and animals.
There are a number of plant nurseries and growers that propagate native plant species including trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Adding native plants and using wildlife-friendly landscaping can make the most of your backyard habitat. Learn about more about these and other ways in which to “green” your yard!
The Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines is one of a series of guidance documents being developed by the Aquatic Habitat Guidelines (AHG) Program. AHG is a joint effort among state resource management agencies in Washington, including the Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife, Ecology, Transportation, and Natural Resources; the Recreation and Conservation Office, and the Puget Sound Partnership. See also the South Coast Conservation Program's Coastal Sands...
Invasive Species Toolkit for Local Government. The ISCBC is pleased to announce the release of the "Invasive Species Toolkit for Local Government", a resource for real estate professionals, developers and local governments (including regional districts and municipalities) and elected officials in BC as a means of providing information on invasive species management tools and options.

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