WHAT WE DO
A team of researchers and community scientists working together to develop a deeper understanding of biodiversity across British Columbia.
British Columbia's biodiversity is globally unique, and the highest in Canada. Ecosystems range from temperate rainforests that receive over 3 meters of rain per year and are home to endemic species found nowhere else on earth, to dry desert-like landscapes reaching 40°C in the summer months and -30°C in the winters. British Columbia is home to tens of thousands of plant and animal species living in a rich diversity of habitats and ecosystems, and many of our parks have been created to protect some of these sensitive ecosystems and species.
We are a team of naturalists and researchers working to engage the public in community science to photograph and document the species in our provincial protected areas, and beyond. We promote broad engagement with people in the province to upload photos of plants, animals, and fungi to community science platforms such as iNaturalist, and each summer a field crew with "the best job in the world" travels the province to record as much biodiversity data as possible while fostering relationships with Provincial Parks staff and volunteers that broaden the species knowledge of all involved.