B.C.’s diversity of wildlife provides many environmental, cultural, social, and economic benefits to all British Columbians.

The purpose of this first phase of engagement was to open a discussion among Indigenous peoples, rural communities, wildlife organizations, natural resource development industry stakeholders, and the public so together we can identify ideas on ways to improve the way we manage wildlife and their habitat.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development was looking for feedback on:

  • The engagement approach and how you would like to be involved in the future;
  • Questions posed in the challenges section;
  • Issues or concerns you think we should be aware of;
  • Ideas or solutions you or your organization wishes to share;
  • Anything you wish to share on how wildlife management and habitat conservation can be improved in B.C.

From May 22 to July 31, 2018, we received over 1,100 comments.

Staff will use the input received through this engagement to design a process to collaborate with Indigenous communities and stakeholders to identify policy options. A ‘Phase 1: What We Heard Reports’ summarizing the engagement process is now available.

This engagement is now closed.