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

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources and Rural Development has adopted a four-phase engagement process in developing a new and improved wildlife management and habitat conservation strategy for British Columbia. The ministry is working with Indigenous peoples, rural communities, wildlife organizations, natural resource development industry stakeholders, and the public.

The first phase of engagement was held from May 22 to July 31, 2018. Over 1,100 comments were received. You can read the “what we heard reports” and ideas for collaborative policy development.

The next phase of public engagement will begin in Spring 2019 with the posting of a policy options paper.