Acorn Naturalists - books, field sampling gear, aquatic invertebrate sampling gear
Bioquip – books, lab and field equipment
Forestry Suppliers Inc. – field gear, water sampling, animal traps
Wildco - invertebrate sampling gear, stream sampling equipment
Avibase – Worldwide bird checklists; query by country and province to generate a list
Bird Studies Canada – wide range of reports
Important Bird Habitat Areas in Canada
Collaborative Organizations and Programs
BC Hydro Peace Williston Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program – Northern BC projects and reports
BC Oil and Gas Research and Innovation Society (formerly SCEK) - Research to inform environmental and social matters related to oil and gas exploration and development in BC.
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program – projects, reports
Cumulative Effects Management Association (Wood Buffalo, Alberta) – Multi-stakeholder group offering studies of environmental effects of industrial development
FORREX – collaboration of different agencies, publications (J. Ecosystems Man., Streamline)
Invasive Species Council of B.C.
Kootenay Lake Conservation Fund - Provides local financial support for projects that will contribute to the conservation of regional natural areas
Alberta FWMIS Data Fish Records
FishBase – Broad reaching fish information queries
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Aquatic Species Details. Including popular sport fish, species at risk and invasive species.
Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.
Ministry of Environment – Fish Info BC
Flora & Fauna
BC Ministry Environment EcoCat – Ecology Reports Search Tool
BC Species Inventory Query
BC Wildlife Studies
E-Fauna BC – distribution, basic biology of vertebrates and invertebrates of BC
E-Flora BC – distribution, description and ecology of BC flora
Encyclopedia of Life – query any species for phylogenetic tree, basic info and links to reports
USDA Plant gallery – large site with 36,000 photos
Wild Species Status Search AEP. Database to general status of Alberta’s wild plant and animal species
Forestry and Land Management
BC Ecosystems Publications
BC Ministry of Forests Publications
BC Ministry of Forests – BEC Web – biogeoclimatic maps, classification standards
BC Wildfire Status and Information
Alberta Government Directory
BC Government Directory
BC Government calls are free when you use the government operator 1-800-663-7867
Environment Hotline 1-800-222-6514
Federal Government Directory
First Nations Information / Directory
Insect photo gallery
AEP Fish and Wildlife Information Management System
BC Agricultural Land Reserve Maps
Community Mapping Network – sensitive habitats, species distributions
Fish Wizard – fish information, links to other sites
IMap BC – popular for map building, fish and other queries
MOF Biogeoclimatic maps
Alberta Environment and Parks – Water Act, Codes of Practice, Temporary Diversion License, Forms and Guidance
BC Environmental Assessment Office
BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations – FrontCounter Services, First Nations, Licencing, LRMPs
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Projects Near Water
Ministry of Environment – Best Management Practices and Guidelines
Resources and Inventory Committee Standards – Inventory methods for just about everything
Reptiles & Amphibians
Species at Risk
BC Ministry of Environment – page of links for species at risk and many other useful sites
BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer – main website for species at risk lists and reports
Canadian Wildlife Service – species at risk reports, legislation, links
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC)
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada - Status and reports
Identified Wildlife Management Strategy – approved Wildlife Habitat Areas, IWMS species accounts
Species at Risk Act (SARA) - Query for SAR and information by map selected area
Species at Risk Act (SARA) - Reports, SARA Act, links to related sites
Trails and Parks
BC Trails – mapping and trail systems
Trailpeak – search trails by location and activity to produce maps, trail details
Water Quality and Hydrometric Information
AESRD River Basins Database - water quality, flows and water levels, precipitation and snow pack
BC Ministry of Environment River Forecast Center
Environment Canada – Historical Weather, Hydrometric and Water Quality Data
Evironment Canada - Real Time Flow Data
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Pacific Regions Tides, Currents, and Water Levels
Weather and Advisories
Alberta Transportation – Road Reports
BC Highway Cameras and Road Closures
Canadian Avalanche Center - Regional Avalanche Reports
Environment Canada Weather - arguably the most accurate, some historical data
Alberta Rivers - flood advisories, view all current surface water data for Alberta.
Alberta Wildfire - Wildfire locations; up-to-date information on wildfire conditions and hazard level, and report a wildfire.
Audubon Bird - browse the field guide, search for bird sightings nearby, log and list sightings.
My Moose - In response to a decline in BC moose populations, this tool The province developed the app in consultation with the B.C. Wildlife Federation and with financial support from the Habitat Conservation Trust. Citizen Science effort, it is used by hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to contribute moose sightings via the app or website.
Oceanwise - over 1,800 Ocean Wise restaurant locations, markets and supplier venues to help make smart, sustainable seafood choices.
PlantWise - a collaborative BC program that helps gardeners and industry understand which plants are invasive and harmful to our communities.