BC Parks approved the final Research Permit Policy on August 5, 2015. This policy provides guidance for BC Parks staff on assessing research activity requests and provides considerations that decision makers will use to determine whether or not to issue a permit. Legislative amendments in Bill 4, the Park Amendment Act, 2014 were approved March 24th, 2014 provide clarity on BC Parks’ ability to issue park use permits for research activities.
Final research permit policy
BC Parks would like to thank everyone who took the time to provide comments on the draft policy, which was posted for review and comment period from March 6th to May 12th, 2014. These comments were used to inform changes to the draft Research Permit Policy. A document describing the feedback received during this review and comment period has been posted below with a copy of the final policy.