RISC: Standards


Terrestrial Ecosystems, Biodiversity

Data Custodian Contact: David Tesch

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Field work requires a complete manual. Some RISC manuals with large size charts, colour images, etc. may not be entirely downloadable.

The RISC standards listed in the table below belong to the series:
Components of British Columbia's Biodiversity.

Index to Table

Series Numbers Manuals
1-5 Support Manuals
6-19 Birds
20-34 Mammals
35-39 Amphibians and Reptiles
40- Arthropods, Fungi, Plants

 

SeriesManual TitleDateGov't Publications Order No. Download Files
1 Species Inventory Fundamentals (Version 2.0) Nov '98 7680000751 [PDF]
1 Species Inventory Fundamentals, Errata Aug '11   [PDF]
1 Inventory Dataforms for Species Inventory Fundamentals Mar '09   [PDF] - forms
2 The Vertebrates and Invertebrates of British Columbia: Scientific and English Names (Version 1.0) Nov '08   [PDF]
3 Live Animal Capture and Handling Guidelines For Wild Mammals, Birds, Amphibians and Reptiles Version 2.0 Feb '97 7680000638 [PDF]
4a Voucher Specimen Collection, Preparation, Identification and Storage Protocol: Animals (Version 2.0) Jun '99 7680000891 [PDF]
4b Voucher Specimen Collection, Preparation, Identification and Storage Protocol: Plants & Fungi (Version 2.0) Jun '99 7680000897 [PDF]
5 Wildlife Radio-Telemetry (Version 2.0) Jun '98 7680000577 [PDF]
7 Inventory Methods for Marsh Birds: Bitterns and Rails (Version 2.0) Oct '98 7680000646 [PDF]
8 Inventory Methods for Colonial-Nesting Freshwater Birds (Version 2.0) Mar '98 7680000647 [PDF]
8 Inventory Dataforms for Colonial-Nesting Freshwater Birds Mar '98  

[PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms

9 Inventory Methods for Nighthawks and Poorwills (Version 2.0) Mar '98 7680000643 [PDF]
9 Inventory Dataforms for Nighthawks and Poorwills Mar '98  

[PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms

10 Inventory Methods for Marbled Murrelets in Marine and Terrestrial Habitats Version 2.0. Methods for aerial habitat surveys are available as an interim standard. Mar '01
7680001402 [PDF]
10 Inventory Dataforms for Marbled Murrelets Apr '01   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
10 Inventory Methods for Marbled Murrelet Radar Surveys (Version 1.0) May '06   [PDF]
11 Inventory Methods for Raptors (Version 2.0) Oct '01 7680001651 [PDF]

11

Inventory Dataforms for Raptors

Mar '09

  [PDF] Instructions
[Doc] Forms
12 Inventory Methods for Riverine Birds (Dippers and Harlequins) (Version 2.0) Mar '98 7680000641 [PDF]
12 Inventory Dataforms for Riverine Birds (Dippers and Harlequins) Mar '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
13 Seabirds N/A   [DOC]
14 Shorebirds (Version 1.1) Mar '97 7680000624 [PDF]
14 Inventory Dataforms for Shorebirds Mar 98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
15 Inventory Methods for Forest and Grassland Songbirds Version 2.0 Mar '99 7680000778 [PDF]
15 Inventory Dataforms for Forest and Grassland Birds Mar '09   [PDF] Instructions
[DOC] Forms
16 Inventory Methods for Swallows and Swifts (Version 2.0) Feb '98 7680000607 [PDF]
16 Inventory Dataforms for Swallows and Swifts Mar '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
17 Upland Gamebirds (Version 1.1) Mar '97 7680000584 [PDF]
17 Inventory Dataforms for Upland Gamebirds Mar '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
18 Inventory Methods for Waterfowl and Allied Species (Version 2.0) May '99 7680000880 [PDF]
18 Inventory Dataforms for Waterfowl and Allied Species May '99   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
19 Inventory Methods for Woodpeckers (Version 2.0) Sep '99 7680000929 [PDF]
19 Inventory Dataforms for Woodpeckers Mar '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
20 Inventory Methods for Bats (Version 2.0) Feb '98 7680000659 [PDF]
20 Inventory Dataforms for Bats Mar '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
21 Inventory Method for Bears (Version 2.0) May '98 7680000648 [PDF]
21 Inventory Dataforms for Bears May '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
22 Inventory Methods for Beaver and Muskrat Version 2.0 Apr '98 7680000678 [PDF]
22 Inventory Dataforms for Beaver and Muskrat Nov '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
23 Inventory Methods for Hares and Cottontails Version 2.0 Feb '98 7680000649 [PDF]
23 Inventory Dataforms for Hares and Cottontails Mar '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
24 Inventory Methods for Marten and Weasels Version 2.0 Oct '98 7680000645 [PDF]
24 Inventory Dataforms for Marten and Weasels Nov '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
25 Inventory Methods for Medium-Sized Territorial Carnivores - Coyote, Red Fox, Lynx, Bobcat, Fisher, and Badger (Version 2.0) Jun '99 7680000886 [PDF]
25 Inventory Methods for Medium-Sized Territorial Carnivores - Coyote, Red Fox, Lynx, Bobcat, Fisher, and Badger:
Errata No. 1
Apr '07   [PDF]
25a Inventory Methods for Medium-Sized Territorial Carnivores - Badger: Version 1 Apr '07   [PDF]
25 Inventory Dataforms for Medium-Sized Territorial Carnivores - Coyote, Red Fox, Lynx, Bobcat, Fisher, and Badger Jun '99   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
26 Inventory Methods for Moles and Pocket Gopher Version 2.0 Apr '01 7680001412 [PDF]
27 Inventory Methods for Mountain Beaver, Bushy-tailed Woodrat & Porcupine (Version 2.0) Oct '98 7680000644 [PDF]
27 Inventory Dataforms for Mountain Beaver, Bushy-tailed Woodrat & Porcupine Oct '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
29 Inventory Methods for Pikas and Sciurids Version 2.0 Oct '98 7680000642 [PDF]
29 Inventory Dataforms for Pikas and Sciurids Mar 98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
31 Inventory Methods for Small Mammals: Shrews, Voles, Mice & Rats (Version 2.0) Mar '98 7680000614 [PDF]
31 Inventory Dataforms for Small Mammals: Shrews, Voles, Mice & Rats May '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
32 Aerial-Based Inventory Methods for Selected Ungulates (Version 2.0) Mar '02 7680001702 [PDF]
32 Aerial-based Inventory Methods for Selected Ungulates: Mule Deer. Addendum to Aerial-Based Inventory Methods for Selected Ungulates (Version 2.0) Jul '13   [PDF]
32 Aerial-Based Inventory Dataforms for Selected Ungulates Mar '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
33 Ground-Based Inventory Methods for Selected Ungulates (Moose, Elk and Deer) (Version 2.0) Mar '98 7680000652 [PDF]
33a Ground Based Inventory Methods for Ungulate Snow-track Surveys (Version 1.0). Addendum to Ground Based Inventory Methods for Selected Ungulates (Moose, Elk and Deer) (Version 1.0) Jul '06   [PDF]
33 Ground-Based Inventory Dataforms for Selected Ungulates (Moose, Elk and Deer) Mar '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
34 Inventory Methods for Wolf and Cougar (Version 2.0) May '98 7680000613 [PDF]
34 Inventory Dataforms for Wolf and Cougar Jun '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
36 Inventory Methods for Plethodontid Salamanders (Version 2.0) Mar '99 7680000777 [PDF]
36 Inventory Dataforms for Plethodontid Salamanders Mar '09  

[PDF] Instructions
[DOC] Forms

37 Inventory Methods for Pond-breeding Amphibians and Painted Turtle (Version 2.0) Mar '98 7680000630 [PDF]
37 Inventory Methods for Pond-breeding Amphibians and Painted Turtle, Errata No. 1 May '07   [PDF]
37 Inventory Methods for Pond-breeding Amphibians and Painted Turtle, Errata No. 2 Oct '08   [PDF]
37 Inventory Methods for Pond-breeding Amphibians and Painted Turtle, Errata No. 3 Oct '08   [PDF]
37 Inventory Dataforms for Pond-Breeding Amphibians and Painted Turtle Mar '09   [PDF] Instructions
[DOC] Forms
38 Inventory Methods for Snakes (Version 2.0) Mar '98 7680000640 [PDF]
38 Inventory Dataforms for Snakes Mar '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
39 Inventory Methods for Tailed Frogs and Pacific Giant Salamanders (Version 2.0) Mar '00 7680001125 [PDF]
39 Inventory Dataforms for Tailed Frogs and Pacific Giant Salamanders Mar '09   [PDF] Instructions
[DOC] Forms
40 Inventory Methods for Terrestrial Arthropods (Version 2.0) Oct '98 7680000639 [PDF]
40 Inventory Dataforms for Terrestrial Arthropods Oct '98   [PDF] - preface
[DOC] - forms
41 MacroFungi (including the hyla Aecomycota and Basidiomycota) (Version 1.1) Jan '97 7680000637 [PDF] Also See Manual # 4b
42 Inventory Methods for Owl Surveys Version 1.0 Draft
May '06
  [PDF]
N/A Vascular Plant Taxonomy Digital Database Mar '06    
N/A Rare Vascular and Non-vascular Plants N/A   Covered in Manual # 4b
N/A Digital Data Standards for Species Distribution Modeling (Version 1.0) Jan '08   [PDF]
N/A Quality Assurance Standards for Wildlife Inventory Projects (Version 2.0) Mar '09  

[PDF]
[DOC] - Word

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