Species at Risk

Assessment and Management: Regional Advice Regarding Species at Risk

Please view the Guidelines for Dealing with Development Effects on Species and Ecosystems at Risk on the South Coast of British Columbia.

These guidelines are intended to ensure that development proponents use best available science to:
1. Identify potential occurrences of species and ecosystems at risk in development areas,
2. Conduct appropriate surveys to confirm presence/absence of species and ecosystems at risk, and
3. Avoid or mitigate impacts to species and ecosystems at risk (individuals, residences, and important habitats).

In the interest of expediting the approval process for developments and providing local governments with appropriate conservation tools, these guidelines attempt to provide clarity around requirements for assessing and mitigating impacts to species and ecosystems at risk during developments.

Where to find the latest BMPs

Regionally specific species guidelines are posted on a web based forum. To obtain the password please contact the Regional MoE.

Prioritizing Species at Risk

This region uses the Conservation Framework to prioritize species at risk activities. The Framework ensures that British Columbia is a spectacular place with healthy, natural and diverse ecosystems that sustain and enrich the lives of all.

The Three Goals of the Conservation Framework are:
1. Contribute to global efforts for species and ecosystem conservation
2. Prevent species and ecosystems from becoming at risk
3. Maintain the diversity of native species and ecosystems

For more information on this tool, refer to the Conservation Framework website.