Regional Field Guides

Regional field guides to site identification and interpretation are core products of the BEC program. They provide the definitive classification of forested ecosystems and give detailed silviculture managment interpretations.

All regional fieldguides are available as waterproof field books from Crown Publishers.

Or, can be downloaded in PDF format. The following list of downloadable BEC field guides is organized by region from most recent to oldest.

Or, download Individual Subzone/Variant classifications extracted from the reigional field guides

Click on a Region below to access field guides (or see list below):

Coast Area

    • Abstract for LMH68, A Field Guide to Ecosystem Classification and Identification in Haida Gwaii
    • Abstract for LMH28, A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Vancouver Forest Region
  • Abstract for LMH26, A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Prince Rupert Forest Region
  • Northern Interior Area

  • Abstract for LMH65, A Field Guide to Ecosystem Identification for the Boreal White and Black Spruce Zone of British Columbia
  • Abstract for LMH54, A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the North Central Portion of the Northern Interior Forest Region
  • Abstract for LMH51, A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Southeast Portion of the Prince George Forest Region
  • Abstract for LMH29, A field guide for site identification and interpretation for the Northern Rockies portion of the Prince George Forest Region
  • Abstract for LMH26, A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Prince Rupert Forest Region
  • Abstract for LMH24, A Field Guide for Site Identification and Interpretation for the Southwest Portion of the Prince George Forest Region
  • Abstract for LMH15, A Field Guide for Identification and Interpretation of Ecosystems of the Rocky Mountain Trench, Prince George Forest Region
  • Southern Interior Area

    • Abstract for LMH39 Supplement 3, A Field Guide to Forest Site Identification and Interpretation for the Cariboo Forest Region - Supplement 3
    • Abstract for LMH39 Supplement 2, A Field Guide to Forest Site Identification and Interpretation for the Cariboo Forest Region - Supplement 2
    • Abstract for LMH39 Supplement 1, A Field Guide to Forest Site Identification and Interpretation for the Cariboo Forest Region - Supplement 1
    • Abstract for LMH39, A Field Guide to Forest Site Identification and Interpretation for the Cariboo Forest Region
    • Abstract for LMH23, A Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Kamloops Forest Region
    • Abstract for LMH20, A Field Guide for Site Identification and Interpretation for the Nelson Forest Region
    • Supplement to LMH20 - A Field Guide for Site Identification and Interpretation for the ICHdw2, IDFxh4, ICHdm and ESSFdm (2005) download pdf

    Retired Guidebooks

  • Abstract for LMH22, A Field Guide for Identification and Interpretation of Ecosystems of the Northeast Portion of the Prince George Forest RegionThis document has been replaced by LMH65.
  • Abstract for LMH21, A Field Guide for Identification and Interpretation of Ecosystems of the Northwest Portion of the Prince George Forest Region This document has been replaced by LMH54.
  • Abstract for LMH17, A Field Guide for Identification and Interpretation of the Englemann Spruce-Subalpine Fir Zone in the Prince Rupert Forest Region, British ColumbiaThis document has been replaced by LMH26.
  • Abstract for LMH16, A Field Guide for Identification and Interpretation of Seral Aspen Ecosystems of the BWBSc1, Prince George Forest RegionThis document has been replaced by LMH65.
  • Abstract for LMH14, A Field Guide for Identification and Interpretation of the Coastal Western Hemlock Zone, Northern Drier Maritime Subzone (CWHf), in the Prince Rupert Forest RegionThis document has been replaced by LMH26.
  • Abstract for LMH12, A Field Guide for Identification and Interpretation of the Interior Cedar-Hemlock Zone, Northwestern Transitional Subzone (ICHg), in the Prince Rupert Forest RegionThis document has been replaced by LMH26.
  • Abstract for LMH10, A Field Guide for Identification and Interpretation of the Sub-Boreal Spruce Zone in the Prince Rupert Forest RegionThis document has been replaced by LMH26.
  • Abstract for LMH02, Identification and Interpretation of Ecosystems of the Western Kamloops Forest Region - First ApproximationThis document has been replaced by LMH23.
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