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.

Consulting with First Nations

The Province is legally obligated to consult and accommodate First Nations, where required, on land and resource decisions that could impact their Indigenous Interests.

Cumulative Effects Framework

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.

Laws, Policies, Standards & Guidance

Natural resources in B.C. are managed by laws, policies, standards or guidance that:

  • Control or guide activities to ensure sustainability
  • Protect the environment and human health and safety

Natural Resource Law Enforcement

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

Resource Stewardship Tools

Tools and resources to help set objectives and management recommendations for priority natural resource values.