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British Columbia's Coast Region: Species and Ecosystems of Conservation Concern is a joint venture product that provides an up-to-date, comprehensive exploration of representative species and ecological communities that are of regional, provincial and federal conservation concern in British Columbia. This new set of online resources builds on the Field Guide to Species at Risk in the Coast Region of British Columbia produced in 2003 by Interfor and the BC Ministry of Environment. Revised in a new user friendly and informative format for 2010, these online factsheets provide a virtual desktop and field reference for government staff, industry, environmental professionals and naturalists. This reflects audiences that not only have an interest in local biodiversity, but are involved in influencing conservation and land use decisions to protect it. Each factsheet provides species conservation ranking, field identification tips, ecology and links to management requirements and resources.

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Disclaimer: We have made every effort to use the most current information available, but new data on species' ranges and habitat requirements are constantly being collected. Users need to check critical data by consulting the most up to date sources. These include the British Columbia Conservation Data Centre, the SARA Public Registry and relevant Recovery Teams.


Lupinus rivularis

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Funding for this project was made possible through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.


The South Coast Conservation Program (SCCP), established in 2005, is a multi-partner, landscape-level conservation program for the South Coast (or Lower Mainland) of B.C.