110 Years of Service

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From very humble beginnings, with no budget and mostly volunteer staff, the department and its successors have grown considerably over the past 110 years into the Conservation Officer Service (COS) of today.

As the government appointed guardians of British Columbia’s environment, the COS is a highly skilled and dedicated workforce that is currently responsible for over 20 provincial and federal environmental statutes.

Our motto, “Integrity, Service and Protection”, sums up in simple terms how the agency deals with the complex challenges of modern-day environmental law enforcement.