Conducting Impact Assessments

The branch has a set of guidelines for conducting impact assessments.

This document, B.C. Archaeological Impact Assessment Guidelines, applies to development projects that are reviewable under British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Act. However, they may also be applied to other developments.

These are flexible guidelines, not intended to be used in a one-size-fits-all way to all development projects. Although certain types of information are gathered in every case, each archaeological study must be customized to its unique situation.

If you are looking to conduct an impact assessment, branch staff are available to meet with you to provide project-specific clarification and interpretation of the guidelines.

For more detailed information, see the guidelines: