In developing standards for capability and suitability ratings for all terrestrial vertebrate species in British Columbia at any of the four commonly -used scales of ecosystem mapping, many complexities arise. Our goal - and the ongoing challenge - is to formulate standards that are both relatively uncomplicated and yet flexible enough to be applicable to a multitude of species across the breadth of our very diverse province. A continuing dialogue with users of this manual is important to achieving this goal. The Wildlife Interpretations Subcommittee welcomes are comments and suggestions.
Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. 1999. British Columbia Wildlife Habitat Rating Standards. Resources Inventory Committee