These are core reports of the BEC program, describing in detail site classification by BGC Unit.The study and classification of mature forest communities has been the core focus of the BEC program. The "Field Guides to Site Identification and Interpretation" are produced by each Ministry of Forests Region and are an essential technical resource for anyone who works in forest ecology, silviculture, land mapping (including TEM and PEM), vegetation inventory, etc.
For convenience, extracts from the published field guides have been subset from the appropriate guide(s) and are available for each biogeoclimatic zone, subzone or variant.
This site provides subzone variant descriptions (distribution, climate, vegetation), charts, area, links and more.
Reports and Brochures of provincial or inter-regional in scope
Classification of Non-forested and Seral Ecosystems
Reports from the Wetland and Riparian Ecosystem special project
The Wetland and Riparian Ecological Classification project is a special initiative within the BEC program to classify the wetland, riparian, and estuarine ecosystems of British Columbia.
Classification of southern and central interior grasslands
Preliminary reports on classification of forested and non-forested seral ecosystems
Ecosystem classification of Garry oak and related ecosystems.
Preliminary reports on the zone and site classification of British Columbias high elevation ecosystems