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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 offers an overview of the Enbridge Northern Gatweway Project Joint Review Panel (JRP) process and considers British Columbia's decision to register as an Intervenor rather than a Government Participant.
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This paper discusses funds established by regional districts to acquire and preserve land for conservation purposes and to fund conservation activities.
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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 Living Oceans Society examines the potential financial liability Canadian taxpayers could face if there were a catastrophic oil tanker spill in the coastal waters of British Columbia’s north ...
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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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This report prepared for the Veins of Life Watershed Society documents the vast damage stormwater causes and then lays out a strategy for solving the problem.
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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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This paper provides an assessment of Government’s ability to protect the Comox Valley should the proposed Raven Coal mine be approved.
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This report prepared for the Canadian Cancer Society looks into laws around the world that regulate radon gas and what a system of regulation in British Columbia might entail.
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