Biodiversity Publications Catalogue
British Columbia, Canada’s most
westerly province, has a bounty of biological diversity.
Snowclad peaks, rain-drenched forests, arid grasslands, all
sizes of rivers, lakes, and wetlands, and a long and rugged
coast provide habitats for more species of living organisms
than are found anywhere else in Canada. However, this very
diversity means that there is much to be discovered about
these organisms — their distribution, abundance, habitat
requirements, and interrelationships with their environment.
Increasing our knowledge of this biodiversity will help us
with the complex task of sustainably managing our land and
In 1992, the provincial government initiated a co-operative
biodiversity research program with funding from the Corporate
Resource Inventory Initiative; the Ministry of Environment,
Lands and Parks (Wildlife and Habitat Protection Branches);
the Ministry of Forests (Research Branch); the Ministry of
Small Business, Tourism and Culture (Royal B.C. Museum);
and the Forest Resource Development Agreement (FRDA II).
In 1995, the Ministry of Forests Research Branch and the
Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks developed a biodiversity
research and extension strategy with the assistance of the
provincial research community. This strategy was presented
to Forest Renewal BC, who provided funding for a program
beginning in 1995. The goal of the extension component of
this program is to extend information to scientists, resource
managers, and the public through biodiversity publications.
These publications are intended to increase awareness and
understanding of biodiversity, promote the concepts and importance
of conserving biodiversity, and communicate provincial government
initiatives related to biodiversity. We hope that they will
be used as tools for the conservation of British Columbia's
rich, living legacy.
Providing project guidance and technical reviews were committee
members Evelyn Hamilton and Patrick Daigle (MoF, Research
Program), Susanne Barker and Paul Nystedt (MoF, Technical
Communications), Dave Fraser and Gail Harcombe (MoELP, Wildlife
Branch), Andrew Harcombe (MoELP, Resource Inventory Branch),
and Gerry Truscott and Peter Newroth (RBCM). Anna Gamble
created the original catalogue design.
Publications are grouped under broad subject headings, with
a brief description and ordering information for each. Prices
listed are subject to change without notice, and, in some
cases, discounts may apply.Order Print Catalogues from Biodiversity
Information Requests or from:
Government Publications Services
2nd Floor, 563 Superior Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9V7
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