A new ELC report explores how community-based monitoring (CBM) can be used to make decisions about watersheds, which can transform the way we understand and apply water law. It may also help us to become more proactive to water needs. >
One day of research: 160 years of history This timeline was developed to show how colonial laws related to mining in BC have evolved – or stayed the same – across this time horizon. Law students from the University of >
Thanks to the ELC Club, there is a new tool to assist in our work on mining law reform. Earlier this year, members of the ELC Club gathered students from three law schools, law professors, law librarians and legal practitioners >
A recent ELC submission on behalf of the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) to BC’s Auditor General says it’s time to examine the environmental and economic impacts of grazing leases and licenses on Crown land. The provincial government has a duty >
Submission calling on government to address long-standing and growing concerns over an active gun range in the Cowichan River Provincial Park, the only operational gun range in a provincial park in the province.
A recent ELC report prepared for the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable (CRWR) shows how communities can consider wildlife and watersheds when they establish or expand environmental policy. “The report provides some real practical examples that the Roundtable can take forward >
In 2016, the ELC released a report highlighting the problem of blocking access to public land (Enhancing public access to privately owned wild lands). But accessing public spaces in the city can also be a problem – even when the >
Submission to the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy on the November 2017 Agricultural Waste Control Regulation Review Intentions Paper. Delivered to the Ministry on January 2, 2018.
Back in August, the ELC filed an application for a Drinking Water Hazard Prevention Order with the Regional Drinking Water Officer, in an attempt to stop the Ajax Mine in Kamloops. The application included advice from a hydrogeologist that the >
Research paper prepared for a First Nation that discusses recent international developments that grant legal personality and related rights to natural features, including water bodies, related natural features, and sacred water beings.