Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in BC Parks: 2017



BC Parks is excited to be partnering once again with the Vancouver Aquarium as a conservation supporter of the WWF’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! Since 1994, over 700,000 participants from coast to coast have removed nearly 1.2 million kilos of garbage from Canada’s shorelines. 2017 marks the sixth year BC parks has supported this conservation … Continued

2017/18 Community Engagement Funding Available



$240,000 is now available for BC Parks community engagement projects taking place in 2017/18. Each of BC Parks’ five regions have been allocated $20,000 to support conservation projects, and $20,000 to support recreation projects.  To access this funding for a specific park, please contact your local BC Parks staff or email BCParks.Volunteers@gov.bc.ca to find out who you should … Continued

Bats and Buildings in Okanagan Parks



By Sara Bunge and Sharilynn Wardrop Over the past five years, BC Parks staff in the Okanagan have been working with volunteers to monitor bat populations in three parks: Sun-Oka Beach, Okanagan Lake and Fintry. In these parks, there is a close connection between the buildings and the bats, with many of the heritage and … Continued

Help Watch for White Nose Syndrome in BC’s Bats



White nose syndrome (WNS) is a deadly fungus that grows on the noses and bodies of bats. It first appeared in the Eastern United States in 2006. Since then, over six million bats have died from WNS. Little Brown and Northern bats both received emergency listing as species at risk under Canada’s Species at Risk … Continued

Measuring Change in BC’s Parks



In 2011, BC Parks launched its Long-term Ecological Monitoring, or LTEM, project. This project is designed to measure environmental change over a long period of time. Parks provide relatively pristine areas in which to do this, and can teach us a lot about how the environment responds to climate change. Our LTEM plots measure either … Continued

Get Your Bear-ings!



I’ve been a Ranger for two seasons now and can’t count the number of times I’ve given my “bear aware” talk to visitors on the trails. Wildlife education is one of the greatest tools we can use to keep people safe from bears and bears safe from people. For those of us who love being … Continued

Bear Viewing in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park



The changing seasons bring with them changing opportunities to experience wildlife and connect with nature in our parks. As the summer comes to a close, nature begins its autumnal preparations for winter. With autumn comes spawning salmon. With salmon come bears. With bears come…people – from far and wide, hoping to get a chance to … Continued

Environment Reporting BC



Do you ever wonder just how healthy our environment in BC is? How clean is our air and water? How fast is our climate changing? And – perhaps – how much of our land and water is protected? Environmental Reporting BC provides access to scientific data and information about the state of our environment and … Continued

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanups in BC Parks



BC Parks is excited to once again be partnering with the Vancouver Aquarium as a conservation supporter of the WWF’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. BC Parks along with volunteers and community partners will be hosting cleanup events throughout the year in BC Parks. If you are interested in organizing a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup event, please contact your … Continued