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.
The Province is legally obligated to consult and accommodate First Nations, where required, on land and resource decisions that could impact their Indigenous Interests.
British Columbia is committed to sustainable resource management. As resource demands grow, we must be able to measure the effects of all natural resource activities, large and small, on values that are important to the people of British Columbia.
Adapting British Columbia’s natural resource management to a changing climate is important for maintaining the benefits these resources provide to communities and industries in the province.
Natural resources in B.C. are managed by laws that:
- Control activities to ensure sustainability
- Protect the environment and human health and safety
Natural Resource Officers and Conservation Officers enforce the laws that protect British Columbia’s ecosystems and natural resources.
Environmental Assessments in British Columbia.
When a major project is proposed in British Columbia, it must undergo an environmental assessment.