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Wildlife Considerations

Impact on wildlife ecosystems will be considered. Many species and ecosystems at risk in British Columbia have been identified, through the cooperation of scientists and experts throughout the province. Each has been assigned a global and provincial rank by the B.C. Conservation Data Centre, according to an objective set of criteria established by the Nature Conservancy. The ranks assigned and listed in the tracking lists maintained by the CDC provide the basis for the Red and Blue lists of the Ministry of Environment (MoE). These lists include plants and animals that have population characteristics, population trends, or distributions which indicate that they require special attention so that they may be maintained as part of the wildlife of British Columbia. These lists are only one indicator of potential impact. A report by a certified professional may be required. To date, the MoE Red and Blue lists have included only vertebrates. Red and Blue lists are also available for butterflies and moths, dragonflies and damselflies, marine invertebrate animals, other invertebrate animals, vascular plants, and mosses.

See Develop with Care: Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia document for links to information.