Natural Resource Law Enforcement

Natural Resource Officers and Conservation Officers enforce the laws that protect British Columbia’s ecosystems and natural resources.

These officers monitor activities on Crown land, respond to reports of misconduct and can initiate actions to apprehend and prosecute violators. 

Conservation Officers

The Conservation Officer Service (COS) focuses on natural resource law enforcement and human wildlife conflicts prevention and response.

Natural Resource Officers

Natural Resource Officers enforce the range of laws to protect B.C.'s land, water, forests and cultural resources. 

Two Types of Officer

Crests for NROs and the COS

If you see a possible violation involving wildlife or off-road vehicles, please report it to B.C.'s Conservation Officer Service.

If you see midconduct concerning land, water, forests or cultural heritage resources, contact B.C.'s Natural Resource Officers.

Or call 1-877-952-7277 for both services.

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