Government of B.C.

Environmental Protection & Sustainability

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BC Parks

Discover BC Parks. Connecting people with over 1,000 beautiful BC Parks through experiences, adventure, volunteering, and conservation. 

B.C. Spill Response

Learn how to report a spill, how we respond to spills, and about new spill preparedness and response rules.

Climate Leadership

Find out how the Climate Leadership Plan is building a low carbon future for British Columbians.

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Climate Change

Climate change is being felt in B.C. and around the world, affecting almost every aspect of our lives. Building on the work we began in 2007, British Columbia recently launched the 2016 Climate Leadership Plan, renewing our commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 2007 levels by 2050.

Pesticides & Pest Management

Monitor your home and property or any other area where pests are a concern. Be prepared to take appropriate action when pests cause damage or health issues. Learn about using less harmful pesticides and integrated pest management techniques to help protect natural environments.

Plants, Animals & Ecosystems

British Columbia is home to tens of thousands of plant and animal species living in a rich diversity of habitats and ecosystems. Responsible decision making and positive action on our part will help protect B.C. wildlife and their home.

Waste Management

B.C. is proud to be a leader in sustainable environmental management – with air and water quality that ranks among the highest in the world. Effective waste management procedures and solutions contribute a great deal to preserving our environment.

Air, Land & Water

All living things depend on air and water to survive. Caring for our environment includes keeping our air and water supply fresh, clean and healthy.

Research, Monitoring & Reporting

Sharing key scientific and technical information is an important part of monitoring and managing our natural resources.

Natural Resource Stewardship

In B.C., we are lucky to have many natural resources. We must carefully plan how we use them to preserve our natural heritage for generations to come.

B.C’s Air Quality Readings

B.C’s Air Quality Readings

A scale to help you understand what the air quality around you means to your health.

Read more about Air Quality Readings

Approved Water Quality Guidelines

Approved Water Quality Guidelines

These guidelines help define what is clean and safe water in B.C.

Approved Guidelines in B.C.

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Lightning adds to wildfire risk in Cariboo Fire Centre

Lightning and hot, dry weather is forecasted for the Cariboo Fire Centre in the coming days, so the BC Wildfire Service is preparing for increased wildfire activity and asking the public to report any smoke or fires that they see.

Lightning and hot, dry weather is forecasted for the Cariboo Fire Centre in the coming days, so the BC Wildfire Service is preparing for increased wildfire activity and asking the public to report any smoke or fires that they see.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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