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

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has adopted a four-phase engagement process to develop 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. We received over 1,100 comments through the website discussion and close to 50 written submissions. You can read the archived public comments, written submissions, and “what we heard reports” on this site.

The second phase of engagement is currently underway and we encourage everyone to follow along under Current Engagements.

The next opportunity for broad public engagement will begin in Fall of 2019 with the posting of a Policy Intentions Paper.