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Natural Resource Online Services is managed by FrontCounter BC — a service that can assist you with licences, permits, registrations and other authorizations required to utilize the Province's natural resources.
The Natural Resource Sector can be divided into several broad groups, some of which are listed below. Natural Resource Online Services encompasses the most commonly-used information from these groups, but you may wish to visit their independent websites for more information.
The British Columbia provincial government works with many partners to provide timely decisions for new mountain resort proposals, major resort expansions and other existing projects, such as large marinas.
Crown land is land (or land covered by water like rivers or lakes) that is owned by the provincial government. This type of land is available to the public for many different purposes – from industry to recreation and research.
The Fish and Wildlife Branch establishes legislation, policies and procedures for managing fishing and hunting activities, and for the allocation of fish and wildlife resources for recreational and commercial use.
B.C. is a world leader in sustainable forest management with leading-edge environmental practices. Owning 94 per cent of the land and forest resources lets us determine where, when and how forest resources can be used.
Major projects are complex natural resource development projects that require several different levels of planning and approvals. They usually require a significant capital investment, take place on Crown land, and involve multiple government authorizations.
The quantity and quality of our water supply is essential to public health and sustainable communities. A water right is the authorized use of surface water or groundwater. All water in British Columbia is owned by the Crown on behalf of the residents of the province.