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Biodiversity Publications Catalogue

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Approaches to Maintaining Biological Diversity in British Columbia’s Forests: An Introduction for Resource Managers

Explains what biological diversity is, how natural disturbances influence it, and how biodiversity might be maintained at both the landscape and stand levels.

Ministry of Forests, Environment Canada; 1997; 12 pp.; MoF, Research Program; non-technical; brochure; available on web only; http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro15.htm

Biodiversity and Forest Management in the Prince Rupert Forest Region: A Discussion Paper

Discusses concepts and approaches for maintaining biodiversity in forest management.

J. Steventon, G. Radcliffe, B. Bancroft, G. Porter, C. Cadrin; 1994; 170 pp.; ISBN: 0-7726-2074-1; MoF, Research Program; technical; Land Management Report 82; $17.85; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm. Both reports are contained in one 3-ring binder; ISSN 0702-9861; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS ; ORDER CODE: 7610000159 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/mr/lmr082.htm

Biodiversity Facts

Briefly describes biodiversity, biological diversity in British Columbia and in old growth forests, and what research is being done to understand and preserve it.

Ministry of Forests, Environment Canada; 1997; 4 pp.; MoF; non-technical; brochure; available on web only
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/BRO/Bro06.htm

Biodiversity in British Columbia

1999; 6 pp.; MoELP, Wildlife Branch and MoF; Research Program; non-technical; brochure; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
Biodiversity Information Requests

Biodiversity in British Columbia: Our Changing Environment

A comprehensive collection of articles on B.C.’s biodiversity written by an extensive group of authorities. Also provides recommendations for conservation.

L.E. Harding, E. McCullum, eds.; 1994; 425 pp.; ISBN 0-662-20671-1; Environment Canada; technical; book; $34.95; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
UBC PRESS OR LOCAL BOOKSTORES

Brooks Peninsula—An Ice Age Refugium on Vancouver Island

Summarizes the significance of the results of an expedition by a multidisciplinary team to the Brooks Peninsula on Vancouver Island with respect to the question of a glacial refugium. The objectives were to determine the age of the land surface and describe its environmental history, determine the degree to which the plant and animal populations differ from the adjacent glaciated areas, and document past use of the landscape by humans.

R. J. Hebda, J. C. Haggarty, eds.; 1997; 287 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-3139-5; MoELP, BC Parks; technical; Occasional Paper No 5; $40.00; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
CROWN PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 807

Directory of Experts in the Identification of British Columbia Species

H. Nadel; 1996; 106 pp.; MoF, Research Program; technical; Working Paper 19; $10.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
CROWN PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 019-WP019 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Wp/Wp19.htm

Environmental Trends in British Columbia 1998

Presents twelve key indicators of the state of British Columbia’s environment, and provides a pic ture of the way in which British Columbians are collectively responding to environmental challenges.

MoELP; 1998; 43 pp.; Corporate Policy Branch; technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; ISSN 1481-7284; available from:
CORPORATE POLICY BRANCH OR http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/soerpt/files_to_link/trends1998.pdf

From Science to Management and Back: A Science Forum for Southern Interior Ecosystems in British Columbia

These proceedings contain several papers related to biodoversity: caribou, songbirds, riparian ecosystems, native grasses, and ecosystem processes.

C. Hollstedt, K. Sutherland, T. Innes, eds.; 2000; 146 pp.; ISBN 0-9687-1560-5; Southern Interior Forest Extension and Research Partnership; technical; book; $15.00; confirm price; 21.5x21.5 cm; available from:
Southern Interior Forest Extension Research Partnership, 478 St. Paul Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6G4
ORDER CODE: SIFERP Series No. 1 OR pdf at http://www.forrex.org/publications/FORREXSeries/ss1/

Guidelines for Maintaining Biodiversity During Juvenile Spacing

Created for forest managers and workers to help them incorporate biodiversity considerations into juvenile spacing contracts.

A. Park, L. McCulloch; 1993; 25 pp.; MoF and MoELP; technical; No Charge; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; ISSN 0-7726-1941-7; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000175 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/sil/sil233.htm

Initiatives for the Conservation of Biodiversity in British Columbia

Provides a progress report on provincial initiatives related to the five goals of the Canadian Biodiversity Strategy.

1996; 30 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-3010-0; MoELP; non-technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
Biodiversity Information Requests

Inventory Needs for including the Maintenance of Biodiversity in Planning: The Results of Province-wide Interviews

V. Stevens; 1992; 24 pp.; ISBN: 0-7726-3784-9; RIC; non-technical; $2.57; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7680000724 OR http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/risc/o_docs/tebiodiv/008/test-01.htm

Our Living Legacy: Proceedings of a Symposium on Biological Diversity

M.A. Fenger et al., eds.; 1993; 408 pp.; ISBN 0-7718-9355-8; RBCM; non-technical; book; $19.95; confirm price; 15.5x23 cm; available from:
ROYAL BRITISH COLUMBIA MUSEUM; ORDER CODE: ISBN 0-7718-9355-8

Proceedings of a Conference on the Biology and Management of Species and Habitats at Risk, Kamloops, B.C., 15–19 Feb., 1999

Includes papers on over 60 species.

L.M. Darling, ed.; 2000; 490 pp vol. one, 520 pp vol. two; MoELP and University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops; technical; $85.00 – two volume set; confirm price; available from:
CROWN PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE 158-442

A Protected Areas Strategy for British Columbia

Charts the provincial government’s vision for protected areas in British Columbia. Describes the various components of the strategy and how they are linked.

1993; 39 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-1779-1; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; non-technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
LAND USE COORDINATION OFFICE

Protected Areas Strategy Update

Outlines the accomplishments of the province’s Protected Areas Strategy up to 1998. Includes a map showing the location, size, additions and upgrades of the protected areas.

LUCO; 1998; non-technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm fold out; available from:
LAND USE COORDINATION OFFICE OR http://www.luco.gov.bc.ca/pas/pasdocs.htm

Provincial Wildlife Strategy to 2001: Maintaining British Columbia’s Wildlife Heritage

Describes the current provincial wildlife strategy, which encompasses both the management of game species and furbearers and an increasing emphasis on biodiversity. Identifies the strategic objectives that guide setting priorities and allocating annual budgets.

1994; 20 pp.; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; non-technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
Biodiversity Information Requests

Sicamous Creek Silvicultural Systems Research Project

Briefly describes some of the components of this alternative silvicultural systems trial in the high-elevation forests of the Engelmann Spruce–Subalpine Fir biogeoclimatic zone. Designed to demonstrate the effects of harvesting treatments on biodiversity, soil productivity, forest insects and diseases, vegetation composition and production, and stand developments.

MoF-Kamloops; 4 pp.; non-technical; brochure; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
KAMLOOPS FOREST REGION

State of the Environment for British Columbia Multimedia CD-ROM

CD-ROM version of the B.C. State of the Environment Report.

1996; MoELP; CD-ROM; non-technical; $29.95; confirm price; available from:
OPEN LEARNING AGENCY

Type Specimens of Animals and Plants in the Collection of the Royal British Columbia Museum

G.D. Green, A.E. Peden; 1992; 28 pp.; ISBN 0-7718-9237-3; RBCM; non-technical; $5.95; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
ROYAL BRITISH COLUMBIA MUSEUM; ORDER CODE: ISBN 0-7718-9237-3

Forest Practices Code Guidebooks

The Forest Practices Code Guidebooks help forest resource managers plan, prescribe and implement sound forest practices that comply with the Forest Practices Code. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/code/

The following guidebooks pertain to the maintenance of biodiversity in the forests of B.C.:

Biodiversity (1995)

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/tasb/legsregs/fpc/fpcguide/
biodiv/biotoc.htm

Fish Stream Identification (1998)

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/tasb/legsregs/fpc/fpcguide/
fish/fishtoc.htm

Higher Level Plans: Policy and Procedures (1996)

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/tasb/legsregs/fpc/hilevel/
hlp-toc.htm

Identified Wildlife Management Strategy (1999)

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/tasb/legsregs/fpc/fpcguide/
other/wild/index.htm

Landscape Unit Planning (1999)

http://srmwww.gov.bc.ca/rmd/offices/landscape-watershed/documents/LUGuide.pdf

Riparian Management Areas (1995)

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/tasb/legsregs/fpc/
fpcguide/riparian/rip-toc.htm

Forest Practices Code Guidebooks are listed in the Government Publication Index. This index features pointers to the various agencies who distribute government publications. Confirm prices on these items.

Species at Risk in British Columbia

This informative brochure series present profiles of various wildlife species considered to be biologically “at risk” in the province. Explains what these species look like, how they reproduce, what they eat, where they live, why they are at risk, and what the public can do to help.

Extinct and Extirpated Species

F. Backhouse; 2000; 6 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-7691-7; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; non-technical; brochure; no charge; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
Biodiversity Information Requests

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