An estimated 800,000 eggs, nestlings and adult birds are destroyed each year in Canada by roadside mowing and brushing. While road maintenance is important for safe transportation, it is possible to schedule maintenance outside of nesting season, which is why >
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 >
A recent ELC submission calls on the provincial 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. “When you >
Report providing law reform recommendations to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s road maintenance policy
Request to the Auditor General to conduct an audit and examination of grazing leases on Crown land. Submitted June 12, 2018.
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 >
The regulatory measures government uses to protect endangered fish are not working. By refusing to protect endangered marine species in BC under Species at Risk Act (SARA), the federal government is seriously increasing the risk of extinction of species, such >
Outdated gold rush laws from the 19th century pose a serious risk to the environment and human health across BC. To address the issue, the ELC asked BC’s Auditor General in March to examine the government’s apparent failure to adequately >
Request that the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Auditor General examine Canada’s failure to protect endangered Pacific salmon and anadromous trout species under the Species at Risk Act.
Joint document providing a vision for a new approach to environmental assessment in BC as well as key changes needed to make that happen.