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Biodiversity Publications Catalogue

Environmental Education and Stewardship

Access Near Aquatic Areas: A Guide to Sensitive Planning, Design and Management

A guide to balancing conservation with planning, design and management of access near aquatic areas. Of interest to park planners, landscape architects, consultants, community conservations groups and landowners.

Fraser River Action Plan (Fisheries and Oceans Canada), MoELP; 1996; 82 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-2858-0; non-technical; The Stewardship Series; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
HABITAT CONSERVATION TRUST FUND OR
STEWARDSHIP CENTRE

Backyard Biodiversity and Beyond (grades 4–8)

Activity guide for intermediate grades featuring British Columbia flora and fauna, and B.C. biodiversity issues and success stories.

D. Binder, S. Guy, B. Penn; 1995; ISBN 0-7726-2670-7; MoF and MoELP; non-technical; $20.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

La Biodiversite Chez Soi et Ailleurs (grades 4–8)

French language activity guide featuring British Columbia flora and fauna and B.C. biodiversity issues and success stories.

D. Binder, S. Guy, B. Penn; 1995; ISBN 0-7726-2670-7; MoF and MoELP; non-technical; $20.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

Bird Feathers: An Activity Guide about the Songbirds of British Columbia

This is an activity guide for younger students about the natural history, distribution and status of songbirds of British Columbia, incorporating their songs.

A. Sharma, author; G.D. Green, M. McNall and S. Clarke, eds.; 2000; 15 pp. (plus links); RBCM; non-technical; WW Web publication; RBCM;
http://rbcm1.rbcm.gov.bc.ca/programs/songbirds/song_index.html

Birds – A Virtual Exhibition. The Grace Bell Collection

This website publication presents the RBCM collection of bird calls, images and information about 53 species of British Columbia birds.

2000; 28 pp. (plus links); RBCM; non-technical; WW Web publication; available from: http://rbcm1.rbcm.gov.bc.ca/nh_papers/gracebell/english/index.html

BC Grasslands Stewardship Guide – A Guide for Ranchers and Recreation Users

Provides information for all grassland users on the uniqueness of grassland ecosystems, the problems associated with their use, and the solutions and results of good stewardship.

A. Chutter; 1997; 21 pp.; MoELP; non-technical; The Stewardship Series; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
KAMLOOPS ENVIRONMENT OFFICE

Community Greenways: Linking Communities to Country and People to Nature

This guide provides community leaders with tools to plan for and implement the establish ment of community greenways, providing linkages between human development and natural systems.

Lanarc Consultants; 72 pp.; MoELP, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans; non- technical; The Stewardship Series; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
HABITAT CONSERVATION TRUST FUND OR
STEWARDSHIP CENTRE

Cooperative Greenway Land Development: A Case Study

Describes a case study at the Haig Brown Kingfisher Creek Watershed, Campbell River, B.C. that uses greenways to protect ecology and recreational values in a residential land development.

Lanarc Consultants et al.; 1999; 8 pp.; MoELP and Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans; non-technical; The Stewardship Series; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
HABITAT CONSERVATION TRUST FUND

Deep Time and Ancient Life in the Columbia Basin

A description of the fascinating fossils and geological history of the Columbia Basin of B.C.

R. Ludvigsen; 1999; 16pp.; RBCM; non-technical; WW Web publication: RBCM;
http://livinglandscapes.bc.ca/cbasin/fossils/deep_time.html

EcoZine, Issues 1–5 (grades 10–12)

Forest ecology information oriented to secondary students.

K. Chandler, A. Mirza; 1996, 1997; MoF, Public Affairs Branch; non-technical; confirm price; 27.5x42 cm; available from: Ministry of Forests, Communications at (250)387-5255 or Mailing Address: Ministry of Forests Communications Branch PO Box 9517 Stn Prov Gov Victoria V8W 9C3
OR
Issue 1 http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Mr/Mr076.htm
Issue 2 http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Mr/Mr077.htm
Issue 3 http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Mr/Mr078.htm
Issue 4 http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Mr/Mr088.htm
Issue 5 http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Mr/Mr092.htm

Endangered Species and Spaces

The rare, threatened and endangered species of the Columbia Basin of B.C. are identified and described.

R. Beardmore; 1999; 41 pp.; RBCM/CBT; non-technical; WW Web publication; available from: http://livinglandscapes.bc.ca/cbasin/endangered/index.html

Endangered Species in Endangered Spaces

This internet publication describes and illustrates endangered plant and animal species in the Thompson-Okanagan region of B.C., linked to museum information and lesson plans.

1995; 42 pp.; (plus links); RBCM and Okanagan University College; non-technical; WW Web publications; available from: http://rbcm1.rbcm.gov.bc.ca/end_species/index_es.html

Forests in Focus (grades k–12)

An integrated study of British Columbia forest ecosystems. Includes activities, stories, and action projects.

In production; MoF; 181 pp.; non-technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

Ground Truth Studies Teacher Handbook (grades 11–12)

Activity-based science and social studies education program that integrates local environmental issues with global change topics such as the greenhouse effect, loss of biodiversity, and ozone depletion.

J. Boyce et al.; 1994; 146 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-2230-2; MoELP; non-technical; $20.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

A Guide to Backyard Water Conservation – How to Create Water Thrifty Gardens through the Use of Native Plants

A guide for homeowners to creating native plant gardens for the southern Vancouver Island area. Includes information about water conservation, xeriscaping, planning, design, wildlife gardens, and water management.

Greater Victoria Water District, Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, and Naturescape British Columbia; 18 pp.; non-technical; brochure; confirm price; 11.5x25 cm; available from:
SWAN LAKE CHRISTMAS HILL NATURE SANCTUARY

KidZone Biodiversity

This video explains biodiversity and conservation ideas in a fun, informative fashion. Portrayed by teenage actors.

MoF, Research Program; 1993; non-technical; $8.95; confirm price; video; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000456

The Kokanee Salmon Heritage Project

Describes the biology and ecology of beach and shoreline spawning Kokanee salmon in the Okanagan Lake system.

P. Dill; 1999; 55pp.; RBCM and Okanagan University College; non-technical; WW Web publications; available from: http://www.royal.okanagan.bc.ca/kokanee/index.html

Landowner Contact Guide for British Columbia

Describes a systematic approach for community groups to use when informing landowners about ecological values and stewardship practices.

T. Duynstee; 1997; 72 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-3230-8; MoELP and Environment Canada; non-technical; The Stewardship Series; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
HABITAT CONSERVATION TRUST FUND OR
STEWARDSHIP CENTRE

Le Livre des Arbres

French-language book assisting in the identification of British Columbia’s native trees and in the understanding of why they grow where they do. Includes maps, habitat information, tree name references, descriptions of biogeoclimatic zones and interesting facts.

1995; 183 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-2767-3; MoF Public Affairs Branch; non-technical; first 10 copies free, $3.00 for each additional copy; confirm price; 10x18 cm; available from:
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

Natural History – A Compendium of Environmental and Resource Information

The natural history of the Columbia River Basin in B.C. is introduced, including descriptions of its biological diversity, various ecosystems and consequences of time and changes induced by man.

L.E. Harding and A. Alder; 1999; 140pp.; RBCM/CBT; non-technical; WW Web publications; available from: http://livinglandscapes.bc.ca/cbasin/history/index.html

Naturescaping at Home

Tools to promote the conservation of backyard wildlife habitat, including information on native plants and animals, and a resource booklet of local organizations. Newsletters and additional benefits are also included.

MoELP, Wildlife Branch; non-technical; $20.00; confirm price 21.5x28 cm; available from:
NATURESCAPE OFFICE;
separate guides for the Georgia Depression (Southwestern B.C.) or the southern interior; please specify when ordering

Project WET (grades k–12)

Facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and through the establishment of state and internationally sponsored Project WET programs.

D. Nelson et al.; 1995; 516 pp.; CWRA Canada; non-technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; for more information contact
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

Project WILD Activity Guide (grades k–12)

Assists learners of all ages in developing awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment to result in informed decisions, responsible behaviour, and constructive actions concerning wildlife and the environment. Available only to workshop attendees.

1995; 461 pp.; Canadian Wildlife Federation; non-technical; included with $12.00 fee for Project Wild workshop; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; for more information contact
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

Protected Areas: Preserving our Future (grades 4–10)

Explores the concepts, values and practices that underlie the idea of protected areas (such as parks, ecological reserves, etc.) by considering what we protect as individuals, why we protect certain things and places, and how we go about doing it.

S. Staniforth et al.; 1996; 138 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-2643-X; MoELP and MoF; non-technical; $20.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

Selected Bibliography on Biodiversity

I. Ronalds; 1992; 68 pp.; RIC; technical; $7.98; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7680000725 OR http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/risc/o_docs/tebiodiv/009/index.htm

State of the Environment Teacher’s Guide

Provides senior secondary students with the means of answering the four questions that are at the centre of State of the Environment reporting: What is happening to the environment; why is it happening; why is it significant; and what are we doing about it.

1996; 56 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-2869-6; MoELP; non-technical; $125.00 for teacher’s guide and class set of 30 State of the Environment reports; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

Stewardship Options: A Guide for Private Landowners in British Columbia

This guide helps landowners identify natural features on their property and provides both practical and legal options for provincial stewardship.

B. Penn; 1996; 40 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-2924-2; MoELP; non-technical; The Stewardship Series; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
HABITAT CONSERVATION TRUST FUND OR
STEWARDSHIP CENTRE

Tree Book

Assists in the identification of British Columbia’s native trees and in the understanding of why they grow where they do. Includes maps, habitat information, tree name references, descriptions of biogeoclimatic zones and interesting facts.

R. Parish, S. Thompson; 1995; 183 pp.; MoF, Public Affairs Branch; non-technical; first 10 copies free, $3.00 for each additional copy; confirm price; 10x18 cm; available from:
WILD BC OFFICE OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/documents/treebook/

Tree Tales: Interactive Forest Science Computer Program Teacher’s Guide & CD-ROM (grades 4–7)

Computer program developed by students using a combination of scientific concepts, whimsical characters and intentional puns.

M. Barnes et al.; 1996; 31 pp. & CD-ROM; MoF; non-technical; $10.00; confirm price; 21.5x 28 cm; available from:
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

Water for Tomorrow: A Guide to Water Stewardship in the Howe Sound Basin

A guidebook on watershed issues written for community organizations involved in public education or activities, teachers, planners, developers and others living in or near a sensitive watershed habitat.

D. Nelson et al.; 1995; 516 pp.; MoELP; non-technical; $10.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

Water Stewardship (grades k–12)

Raises awareness, imparts knowledge, and suggests possible stewardship action projects for schools and community groups.

M. McClaren, K. Fulton, C. McMahen; 1995; ISBN 0-7726-2309-0; MoELP; non-technical; $20.00; confirm price; 27x29 cm binder; available from:
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

Watershed Stewardship: A Guide for Agriculture

A guide for agricultural producers improving operations and enhancing the quality of their local environment. Discusses the relationships between agriculture and water quality, water quantity, and healthy fish and wildlife habitat.

J. Nener et al.; 1996; 60 pp.; MoELP, Dept. Fisheries and Oceans and Environment Canada; non-technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
HABITAT CONSERVATION TRUST FUND OR
STEWARDSHIP CENTRE OR PDF(2.6MB)

Wild Sheep of North America – North of the 49th (grades k–12)

Provides background information and educational activities to increase understanding of these majestic creatures.

L. Grainger, ed.; 1997; 116 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-3130-1; MoELP; non-technical; $20.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

Wildlife Trees of British Columbia (grades k–12)

Raises awareness about wildlife trees and contains background materials and activities about wildlife trees and the species dependent on them for habitat.

K. Post, A. MacDonald, C. MacDonald; 1996; 104 pp.; MoELP and MoF; non-technical; $20.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
WILD BC OFFICE OR
http://www.hctf.ca/wild.htm

 

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