Conservation Management

Conservation Principles

  • Conservation management principles which have been developed to guide BC Parks in its management of the natural and cultural values in British Columbia's protected areas system

Ecological Integrity Definition and Performance Measures [PDF 1.61MB]

  • Ecological Integrity in British Columbia’s Parks and Protected Areas.

Conservation Program Policies

  • This document describes the policies that direct the day-to-day and long-term actions under which BC Parks manages natural and cultural values within British Columbia's system of protected areas.

Guideline: Harvest of Trees in Protected Areas for Cultural Purposes [PDF 164KB]

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.

BMP Handbook [PDF 15.43MB]

  • Best Management Practices for Invasive Plants in Parks and Protected Areas of B.C.

Mountain Pine Beetles

  • Mountain pine beetle and provincial protected areas frequently asked questions.

Fire in Provincial Parks and Protected Areas

  • Prescribed burning is an important ecosystem restoration tool for protected areas. To view a brochure about prescribed burning, click here. [PDF 2.95MB]

Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessor Course

  • This Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessor course is provided by the Forestry Continuing Studies Network and is developed and designed specifically for Parks, Recreation Sites and other municipal settings where there may be exposure to potentially dangerous trees. To view the Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessor Course workbook, brochure or Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessor Course – Parks and Recreation Sites, click here.

Bear Human Conflict

Bear-People Conflict Prevention Plan

  • This bear-people conflict prevention plan provides direction and guidelines for BC Parks staff to use when confronted with bear management situations in provincial parks.

Bear-Human Conflict Reduction Guidelines for River Rafting – Final Report, March 1998 [PDF 56KB]

  • The Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy has developed this set of guidelines aimed at reducing bear-human conflicts during river rafting activities.

Risk Assessment of Bear-Human Interaction at Campsites on the Tatshenshini River and Lower Alsek River, Yukon, B.C., and Alaska [PDF 212KB]

  • Campsites along the Tatshenshini River and Lower Alsek River from Shaw’ashe/Dalton Post, Yukon to Dry Bay, Alaska were evaluated for their potential for bear-human interaction, including displacement of bears from feeding areas and direct bear-human encounters.