Provincial value assessment protocols
Values are the things that the people and government of British Columbia care about and see as important for assuring the integrity and well-being of the province’s people and communities, economies and ecological systems, defined in policy, legislation or agreements with First Nations.
There are five initial values that have been selected for the cumulative effects framework: aquatic ecosystems, forest biodiversity, grizzly bear, moose and old growth forest. Standard value assessment protocols are being developed for each of these five values, to define transparent and consistent methods for assessing and reporting on their condition and trend across the province.
Interim assessment protocols have been approved for aquatic ecosystems, grizzly bear and old growth forest. As other value assessment protocols become available, they will also be posted here.