Conservation Resources

  • Bats Astray [PDF]: Check your campers, tents, awnings and umbrellas before you leave your campsite.

    Bats that are accidentally taken to new areas may not be able to find safe roost sites or places to hibernate and may not survive their move. Bats that are moved to new locations may transmit spores from the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome and infect previously healthy bat populations.

  • Wildlife Guidelines: A list of sites giving information about wildlife and marine life in British Columbia, wildlife safety and outdoor ethics.

  • Impact Assessment Process: The BC Parks Impact Assessment Process ensures that the stewardship of British Columbia’s system of protected areas is included in all activities and practices that are conducted within these areas.

  • BC Protected Areas Research Forum: Brings together park managers and researchers from universities, colleges and First Nations in a biannual forum to provide a way to link the information needs of park managers with the knowledge and research capabilities of universities and First Nations. THe forum includes all levels of protected areas from municipal and regional district parks to provincial and federal parks.

  • Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessor course: Provided by the Forestry Continuing Studies Network and developed and designed specifically for parks, recreation sites and other municipal settings where there may be exposure to potentially dangerous trees. For more informations, see course materials.

Conservation Assessments

The health of B.C.’s protected areas system is measured by assessing a range of conservation values such the presence of invasive species, how vulnerable the park is to climate risks and the effects of human activity. Conservation assessments are a pilot action as part of the ministry’s strategy to manage parks and protected areas for ecological representation, biodiversity and landscape connectivity.