The Resources Inventory Committee (RIC) was established in 1991, with the primary task of establishing data collection standards for effective land management. This process involves evaluating data collection methods at different levels of detail and making recommendations for standardized protocols based on cost-effectiveness, cooperative data collection, broad application of results, and long-term relevance. The RIC process has defined the inventory methods and the data to be gathered by the Species Inventory system (SPI). The British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Resources Inventory Branch, Wildlife Inventory Section in Victoria is developing SPI. The application will be deployed over the Internet to wildlife inventory contractors, forest licensees, and Forest Ecosystem Specialists, who will access the application through a web page. After the data are entered, extracts of wildlife observation data can be downloaded for reporting and analysis.
Lepp, Gerhardt. 1999. British Columbia's Species Inventory Information System (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Proceedings - Conference Biology & Management. Vol. 1