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BC Parks 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. Its purpose is to: provide for the assessment of all potential impacts of proposed actions in provincial protected areas; ensure provincially consistent standards are followed; provide an open and accountable assessment process; provide a forum for standardized and documented decision-making; and, provide for participation in the review process by the proponent, other agencies, First Nations, and the public, where required.

The policy document is one of three parts of the BC Parks Impact Assessment Process. It states the purpose and objectives of the policy and provides an overview of the three levels of assessment. Part 2, the Users Guide, provides instructions for completion of the three levels of assessment. Part 3, the Management Plan Screen, provides an assessment framework to be completed during the development of management plans.

To view the BC Parks Impact Assessment Process - Part 1 Policy, click here. (284 KB PDF)

To view the BC Parks Impact Assessment Process - Part 2 Users Guide, click here. (1.27 m pdf)

To view the BC Parks Impact Assessment Process - Part 3 Management Plan Screen, click here. (1.57 m pdf) Please note that the Management Plan Screen is currently a draft working document.

Forms to be used for the BC Parks Impact Assessment Process:

Level 1, Preliminary Screen
Level 2, Detailed Screen
Level 3, Full Impact Assessment Report