Old growth forests are valuable to BC’s ecological and economic health and vital in the fight against climate change. However, standards to protect these important resources vary across the province and, in many areas, are inadequate. On behalf of Sierra >
With contributions from Emily Benoit, ELC Clinic (Fall 2018), Coop student (Spring 2019) Current rules for managing private forest land in BC fail to protect the province’s streams, fish, wildlife and other natural values. If not managed responsibly, logging activities >
Much of the infrastructure that deals with stormwater in the Capital Regional District (CRD) is in urgent need of upgrading, a problem that was highlighted in 2017 when Victoria’s annual Gorge Swimfest was cancelled caused by cross contamination of sewer >
Report prepared for Kids for a Plastic Free Canada providing law reform recommendations to regulate single-use plastics in British Columbia
Report prepared for Raincoast Conservation providing law reform recommendations to manage human conflict with wildlife in British Columbia
Report prepared for Wildsight outlines BCs Private Managed Forest Lands Act, offers examples of how current practices on private managed forest land is causing harm to communities across BC, and proposes eight suggestions for law reform.
Follow-up report prepared for the Veins of Life Watershed Society
Prepared for Sierra Club BC, this report provides recommendations for implementing solutions from the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements in order to ensure British Columbians can continue to rely on their forests for future generations.
BC is revitalizing its environmental assessment regime with the aim of enhancing public confidence, transparency and meaningful participation. The ELC has prepared a briefing note that recommends the new environmental assessment regime include a participant funding program. Public participation improves >
Although mining has significant and ongoing impacts on communities, it is the only resource industry in BC that has not had a comprehensive legal review from a public interest perspective. The ELC has long worked on mining law reform projects, >