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BIEAP > Partners > Ministry of Environment

The Ministry of Environment (formerly Water, Land and Air Protection) is responsible for the management, protection and enhancement of British Columbia's environment. This includes the protection, conservation and management of fish, wildlife, water, land and air resources; and, the protection and management of provincial parks, recreation areas and ecological reserves.

It provides a full-range of functions including Water Management, Pollution Prevention, Fish Wildlife and Habitat Management and Enforcement. The Ministry staff provide a full range of land and resource management expertise from fish biologists, groundwater hydrogeologists, watershed planners, urban stream biologists, and geographic information system technicians to contaminated site experts.

Ministry of Environment and BIEAP

The Ministry gets involved when provincial jurisdiction or provincial participation is required. The Ministry's legislation includes the Water Act, the Waste Management Act and the Wildlife Act.

The Ministry is concerned with all aspects of the environment and plays an active part on a variety of committees within BIEAP, including the Partners Committee, the Management Committee and other technical and assessment committees.

Other areas of interest associated with the Ministry include:

Burrard Inlet Environmental Action Plan
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