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

South Coast and BC 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. 

 

Great Blue Herons are found throughout British Columbia, near lakes and coastal areas. They may nest individually, or in heronries (colonies) with tens or...

Most of the 6,000 to 12,000 Pacific Great Blue Herons occur in south-coastal British Columbia and north-coastal Washington State (Butler 1997, Gebauer and Moul 2001). Primary threats to the Pacific Great Blue Heron are from Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) depredation, habitat loss, and human disturbance (Norman et al. 1989, Butler 1997...

Barn Owls are closely tied to agricultural landscapes, and if you are lucky you might see them flying silently over grass fields at dusk hunting for small mammals. In BC, Barn Owls are only found on the South Coast with the odd occurrence on southeast Vancouver Island. Unfortunately, their...

Why approach restoration from a multi-species lens, what are the methods and tools to apply? This presentation provides a primer being developed for the South Coast

Western Toads can be found from the valley bottoms to above the winter snow line across British Columbia. Unlike frogs, toads have soft, dry, warty skin with a...
Once considered relatively common, Western Screech-owls have recently declined dramatically in B.C. The coastal subspecies is considered of...

Stream channel maintenance works are required to reduce flooding and maintain drainage for farmland. Works have traditionally used excavators with sloped buckets to dredge vegetation within watercourses. However dredging is considered the most adverse and harmful method for maintaining a watercourse due to its significant negative impacts on fish and...

This document provides information on management measures that will benefit the Oregon Forestsnail (Allogona townsendiana) and associated native terrestrial gastropod fauna (slugs and land snails) found within moist deciduous and mixed-wood forest stands on the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island.

The objectives of this article are to introduce this species at risk and its related conservation issues to fisheries practitioners; to request information on past and future mortalities or observations; and to recommend methods to mitigate this potential source of mortality to facilitate recovery of the species.

Despite its name, Vancouver Island Beggarticks is alsofound in the Lower Mainland in open, moist habitats atlow elevations, where water levels are high in winter andspring and low in summer. These changing water levelshelp keep the species’ open, silted, habitats suitable forgrowth. It is found in shoreline...

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