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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.

Clean BC

Learn how the CleanBC plan puts B.C. on the path to a cleaner, better future.

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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. The government is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 2007 levels by 2050.

Pesticides and 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 and 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 and 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.

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.