British Columbia Conservation Areas Summary Report 2015-2016
BC NGO Conservation Areas Database
Conservation partners have collaborated for a number of years as part of the British Columbia Non-governmental Organization (BC NGO) Conservation Areas Database Working Group to develop a comprehensive, standardized inventory of British Columbia’s non-governmental conservation areas (also known as private conservation lands). These areas include properties designated as Fee Simple, Registerable Interests, and Unregisterable Interests and complement the inventories created by the Federal and Provincial Governments for federal and provincial protected areas. The BC NGO Conservation Areas Database was developed from cadastral mapping of legal parcels by local governments. The attributes of each conservation parcel were populated with information obtained from conservation partners as well as by searching land titles.
The Annual British Columbia Conservation Areas Summary provides the most accurate identification of total conservation area in BC.