Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Service


(Environmental Protection Information Resources e-Library)

Copyright 2006 Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Environment. All rights reserved*

EIRS is a document and file management system that allows users access to environmental information in various formats. The reports and publications contained in the e-library system are produced by or for the Ministry of Environment (solely or in partnership), and the content is predominantly related to British Columbia. Associated files are included whenever possible (e.g., images, maps).

This application was developed with Oracle 9i RDBMS using an Oracle Application Server to provide a container for J2EE, Enterprise JavaBeans, Java Servlets and Java Server Pages. Users may access this application using Microsoft Internet Explorer - Microsoft IE versions 4.x and above, or Netscape version 4.x and above.


Report subjects that can be found in EIRS include (but are not limited to) species and ecosystems, water quality and water quantity, reservoirs, floodplain mapping, groundwater, fish and fish habitat, wildlife and wildlife habitat, terrestrial information, soils, and vegetation. 

Whenever possible, reports are provided in PDF format so that they remain unaltered. Reports and publications with large file sizes have been broken into smaller files and will have an introductory page listing the components. This system does not provide software for looking at any file types. To view PDF's, users will need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe web site. Similarly, to view other file formats, such as .jpg, it is expected that users have image or photo viewing software.


All users must read and understand the disclaimer* before using the application. All files and reports are copyright** protected. Please respect these copyrights when quoting document sources.

*Note: This computer program is protected by copyright law and international treaties. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this program, or any portion of it, may result in severe civil & criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent under the law.