Terrestrial Ecosystems, Biodiversity

Data Custodian: David Tesch

Use the publication number listed below to order hardcopy manuals from Crown Publications.

The RISC standards listed in the table below belong to the series: Components of British Columbia’s Biodiversity.

Series Manual Title Date Publications
Order #
Support Manuals
1 Species Inventory Fundamentals (Version 2.0) (PDF) Nov ’98 7680000751
1 Species Inventory Fundamentals, Errata ​(PDF) Aug ’11 Internet only
1 Inventory Dataforms for Species Inventory Fundamentals (PDF) Mar ’09 Internet only
2 The Vertebrates and Invertebrates of British Columbia: Scientific and English Names (Version 1.0) (PDF) Nov ’08 Internet only
3 Live Animal Capture and Handling Guidelines For Wild Mammals, Birds, Amphibians and Reptiles Version 2.0 (PDF) Feb ’97 7680000638
4a Voucher Specimen Collection, Preparation, Identification and Storage Protocol: Animals (Version 2.0) (PDF) Jun ’99 7680000891
4b Voucher Specimen Collection, Preparation, Identification and Storage Protocol: Plants & Fungi (Version 2.0) (PDF) Jun ’99 7680000897
4b Voucher Specimen Collection, Preparation, Identification and Storage Protocol for Plants and Fungi - Series 4b - June 1999 (Errata May 2018) (PDF) May '18 Internet only
5 Wildlife Radio-telemetry (Version 2.0) (PDF) Jun ’98 7680000577
Birds
7 Inventory Methods for Marsh Birds: Bitterns and Rails (Version 2.0) (PDF) Oct ’98 7680000646
8 Inventory Methods for Colonial-Nesting Freshwater Birds (Version 2.0) (PDF) Mar ’98 7680000647
8 Inventory Dataforms for Colonial-Nesting Freshwater Birds – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’98 Internet only
9 Inventory Methods for Nighthawks and Poorwills (Version 2.0) (PDF) Mar ’98 7680000643
9 Inventory Dataforms for Nighthawks and Poorwills – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’98 Internet only
10 Inventory Methods for Marbled Murrelets in Marine and Terrestrial Habitats Version 2.0 (PDF)
Methods for aerial habitat surveys are available as an interim standard (PDF)
Mar ’01 7680001402
10 Inventory Dataforms for Marbled Murrelets – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Apr ’01 Internet only
10 Inventory Methods for Marbled Murrelet Radar Surveys (Version 1.0) (PDF) May ’06 Internet only
11 Inventory Methods for Raptors (Version 2.0) (PDF) Oct ’01 7680001651
11 Inventory Dataforms for Raptors – Instructions (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’09 Internet only
12 Inventory Methods for Riverine Birds (Dippers and Harlequins) (Version 2.0) (PDF) Mar ’98 7680000641
12 Inventory Dataforms for Riverine Birds (Dippers and Harlequins) – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’98 Internet only
13 Seabirds (DOC) N/A Internet only
14 Shorebirds (Version 1.1) (PDF) Mar ’97 7680000624
14 Inventory Dataforms for Shorebirds – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’98 Internet only
15 Inventory Methods for Forest and Grassland Songbirds Version 2.0 (PDF) Mar ’99 7680000778
15 Inventory Dataforms for Forest and Grassland Birds – Instructions (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’09 Internet only
16 Inventory Methods for Swallows and Swifts (Version 2.0) (PDF) Feb ’98 7680000607
16 Inventory Dataforms for Swallows and Swifts – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’98 Internet only
17 Upland Gamebirds (Version 1.1) (PDF) Mar ’97 7680000584
17 Inventory Dataforms for Upland Gamebirds – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC)   Internet only
18 Inventory Methods for Waterfowl and Allied Species (Version 2.0) (PDF) May ’99 7680000880
18 Inventory Dataforms for Waterfowl and Allied Species – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) May ’99 Internet only
19 Inventory Methods for Woodpeckers (Version 2.0) (PDF) Sep ’99 7680000929
19 Inventory Dataforms for Woodpeckers – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC)  Mar ’98 Internet only
42 Inventory Methods for Owl Surveys Version 1.0 (PDF) Draft May ’06 Internet only
Mammals
20 Inventory Methods for Bats (Version 2.0) (PDF) Feb ’98 7680000659
20 Inventory Dataforms for Bats – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’98 Internet only
21 Inventory Method for Bears (Version 2.0) (PDF) May ’98 7680000648
21 Inventory Dataforms for Bears – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) May ’98 Internet only
22 Inventory Methods for Beaver and Muskrat Version 2.0 (PDF) Apr ’98 7680000678
22 Inventory Dataforms for Beaver and Muskrat – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Nov ’98 Internet only
23 Inventory Methods for Hares and Cottontails Version 2.0 (PDF) Feb ’98 7680000649
23 Inventory Dataforms for Hares and Cottontails – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’98 Internet only
24 Inventory Methods for Marten and Weasels Version 2.0 (PDF) Oct ’98 7680000645
24 Inventory Dataforms for Marten and Weasels – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Nov ’98 Internet only
25 Inventory Methods for Medium-Sized Territorial Carnivores – Coyote, Red Fox, Lynx, Bobcat, Fisher, and Badger (Version 2.0) (PDF) Jun ’99 7680000886
25 Inventory Methods for Medium-Sized Territorial Carnivores – Coyote, Red Fox, Lynx, Bobcat, Fisher, and Badger: Errata Number 1 (PDF) Apr ’07 Internet only
25a Inventory Methods for Medium-Sized Territorial Carnivores – Badger: Version 1 (PDF) Apr ’07 Internet only
25 Inventory Dataforms for Medium-Sized Territorial Carnivores – Coyote, Red Fox, Lynx, Bobcat, Fisher, and Badger – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Jun ’99 Internet only
26 Inventory Methods for Moles and Pocket Gopher Version 2.0 (PDF) Apr ’01 7680001412
27 Inventory Methods for Mountain Beaver, Bushy-tailed Woodrat & Porcupine (Version 2.0) (PDF) Oct ’98 7680000644
27 Inventory Dataforms for Mountain Beaver, Bushy-tailed Woodrat & Porcupine – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Oct ’98 Internet only
29 Inventory Methods for Pikas and Sciurids Version 2.0 (PDF) Oct ’98 7680000642
29 Inventory Dataforms for Pikas and Sciurids – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’98 Internet only
31 Inventory Methods for Small Mammals: Shrews, Voles, Mice & Rats (Version 2.0) (PDF) Mar ’98 7680000614
31 Inventory Dataforms for Small Mammals: Shrews, Voles, Mice & Rats – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) May ’98 Internet only
32 Aerial-Based Inventory Methods for Selected Ungulates (Version 2.0) (PDF) Mar ’02 7680001702
32 Aerial-based Inventory Methods for Selected Ungulates: Mule Deer. Addendum to Aerial-Based Inventory Methods for Selected Ungulates (Version 2.0) (PDF) Jun ’13 Internet only
32 Aerial-Based Inventory Dataforms for Selected Ungulates – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’98 Internet only
33 Ground-Based Inventory Methods for Selected Ungulates (Moose, Elk and Deer) (Version 2.0) (PDF) Mar ’98 7680000652
33a Ground Based Inventory Methods for Ungulate Snow-track Surveys (Version 1.0) (PDF)
Addendum to Ground Based Inventory Methods for Selected Ungulates (Moose, Elk and Deer) (Version 1.0)
Jul ’06 Internet only
33 Ground-Based Inventory Dataforms for Selected Ungulates (Moose, Elk and Deer) – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’98 Internet only
34 Inventory Methods for Wolf and Cougar (Version 2.0) (PDF) May ’98 7680000613
34 Inventory Dataforms for Wolf and Cougar – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Jun ’98 Internet only
Amphibians & Reptiles
36 Inventory Methods for Plethodontid Salamanders (Version 2.0) (PDF) Mar ’99 7680000777
36 Inventory Dataforms for Plethodontid Salamanders – Instructions (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’09 Internet only
37 Inventory Methods for Pond-breeding Amphibians and Painted Turtle (Version 2.0) (PDF) Mar ’98 7680000630
37 Inventory Methods for Pond-breeding Amphibians and Painted Turtle, Errata Number 1 (PDF) May ’07 Internet only
37 Inventory Methods for Pond-breeding Amphibians and Painted Turtle, Errata Number 2 (PDF) Oct ’08 Internet only
37 Inventory Methods for Pond-breeding Amphibians and Painted Turtle, Errata Number 3 ​(PDF) Oct ’08 Internet only
37 Inventory Dataforms for Pond-Breeding Amphibians and Painted Turtle – Instructions (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’09 Internet only
38 Inventory Methods for Snakes (Version 2.0) (PDF) Mar ’98 7680000640
38 Inventory Dataforms for Snakes – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’98 Internet only
39 Inventory Methods for Tailed Frogs and Pacific Giant Salamanders (Version 2.0) (PDF) Mar ’00 7680001125
39 Inventory Dataforms for Tailed Frogs and Pacific Giant Salamanders – Instructions (PDF); Forms (DOC) Mar ’09 Internet only
Arthropods, Fungi, Plants
40 Inventory Methods for Terrestrial Arthropods (Version 2.0) (PDF) Oct ’98 7680000639
40 Inventory Dataforms for Terrestrial Arthropods – Preface (PDF); Forms (DOC) Oct ’98 Internet only
41 MacroFungi (including the hyla Aecomycota and Basidiomycota) (Version 1.1) (PDF)Also see Manual 4b above Jan ’97 7680000637
43 Inventory and Survey Methods for Rare Plants and Lichens Version 1.0 (PDF) May ‘18 Internet only
N/A Vascular Plant Taxonomy Digital Database Mar ’06 Internet only
N/A Rare Vascular and Non-vascular Plants – Covered in Manual 4b above N/A Internet only
N/A Digital Data Standards for Species Distribution Modeling (Version 1.0) (PDF) Jan ’08 Internet only
N/A Quality Assurance Standards for Wildlife Inventory Projects (Version 2.0) (PDF); (DOC) Mar ’09 Internet only