Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria

The Environmental Law Centre Society provides research and advocacy on public interest environmental issues. Operating under the supervision of a senior environmental lawyer, our students provide pro bono legal representation and legal assistance to community/conservation groups and First Nations; produce citizen handbooks and other public legal education materials; and advocate on a wide range of environmental law reform issues.

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This report, prepared for Saanich Action for the Environment, shows how local government can use its discretion to craft Environmental Development Permit Areas (EDPAs) tailored to its particular region.
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This report presents a strategy for protecting natural and conservation values in the international Skagit River Valley.
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The government of British Columbia fails to adequately report to the public about outbreaks of disease at fish farms that may threaten wild salmon stocks. This report prepared for the Wuikinuvx First Nation argues that ...
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Aging home heating oil tanks and systems are a growing environmental hazard. This report prepared for the Gorge-Tillicum Community Association examines the issues involved and makes recommendations for provincial and ...
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On behalf of the Sencot’en Alliance –an alliance of four Coast Salish First Nations– this report is intended to be used as a tool in the participation of First Nations in the planning and management of the Gulf Islands ...
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Water quality in Elk and Beaver Lakes on Vancouver Island has been seriously declining since at least the early 1980s. This report prepared for the Victoria Golden Rods and Reels looks at restoration, management and ...
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This report prepared for the BC Wildlife Federation recommends legal changes to ensure best management practices are implemented to prevent the spread of fatal diseases from domestic livestock to wild bighorn sheep, ...
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Of the 26 administrative tribunals in British Columbia, about one third have mandates that touch on environmental protection issues in one way or another. While most tribunals are mindful of the public interest in ...
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This report examines the USA's body of case law discussing conservation covenants. This report shows how American cases provide several interesting insights for Canadian land trusts.
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This report compares how laws in British Columbia and the United States of America protect grizzly bears for road development and makes recommendations for reform in British Columbia.
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