The following is a list of links to helpful resources.
Naturalists Organizations in BC
BC Nature is a federation of local natural history groups and represents over 52 local nature clubs throughout BC.
Nature Vancouver promotes the enjoyment of nature, fosters public interest and education in the appreciation and study of nature, encourages the wise use and conservation of natural resources, works for the complete protection of endangered species and ecosystems, and supports access to, and maintenance of, natural areas in the vicinity of Vancouver.
NatureKids (formerly called Young Naturalists Club of BC) is an exciting nature discovery and environmental action program that invites your people ages 5-14 years to discover nearby nature on explorer days with local experts, learn about native wildlife and plants in NatureWILD Magazine and take part in environmental actions to protect their habitat with the Action Awards program.
Stewardship Groups in the Tri-Cities Area
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Agencies
Critter Care Wildlife Society
Critter Care Wildlife Society specializes in the treatment, care and release of sick, injured and orphaned native mammal species of BC’s southern and lower mainland. They are the only facility in BC specializing in the care of mammals and one of only four bear rehab facilities in the province.
Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation
OWL is a non-profit organization whose volunteers are dedicated to public education and the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned birds.
Wildlife Rescue Association
WRA of BC provides leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals (including birds) in the urban environment. Located on Burnaby Lake.
WildSafeBC (formerly Bear Aware)
WildSafeBc is an education program designed to prevent and reduce conflicts between people and wildlife in our communities.
Local Government Representatives
Bad Seed – City of Coquitlam
Learn more about invasive plants and what you can do to help prevent plants from spreading.
Ministry of Environment Spills and Environmental Emergencies
Report an environmental emergency or view emergency information broadcasts.
A multi-author blog sharing information on northern birds.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Use the online Bird Guide to identify birds, learn about the life history, listen to the sounds, and watch bird behavior on video.
Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC))
VARC conducts bird monitoring and banding, provides research, demonstration, education, volunteer opportunities, and visitor programs at its main Colony Farm field station.
Metro Vancouver Parks in the Tri-Cities Area
Walking/Hiking Trails in the Tri-Cities Area