Know Nature and Keep It Worth Knowing
BC Nature is a federation of local nature clubs, representing more than 56 local nature clubs throughout BC. Our legal name is the Federation of British Columbia Naturalists. As a grassroots, largely volunteer organization, BC Nature works to protect and educate naturalists, the public and decision-makers about the natural history of British Columbia, including its biodiversity, species at risk, and parks and other natural areas.
Our members participate in many groups that help shape public policy on our environment. Our member clubs are at the forefront of many local conservation and stewardship projects and most clubs organize nature outings and speakers in their local communities.
BC Nature is the lead organization for these projects in BC:
- Important Bird Area Caretaker Network
- Wildlife Viewing
BC Nature Mission
Our mission is “Know Nature and Keep It Worth Knowing.”
The Constitution of BC Nature lists these four purposes:
- To provide naturalists and nature clubs of BC with a unified voice on conservation and environmental issues
- To foster an awareness, appreciation and understanding of our natural environment, that it may be wisely used and maintained for future generations
- To encourage the formation and cooperation of nature clubs throughout BC
- To provide a means of communication between naturalists in BC.
Our membership includes respected naturalists, environmentalists, biologists, academics and other nature experts in the province.