Welcome to Sierra Club BC’s EcoMap!


1

Northern Boreal Mountains

Moose, Deer, Willow Trees, and Long Winters. Click here if you live near Atlin, Dease Lake, Cassiar, or Telegraph Creek.

2

Taiga Plains

Marten, Black Spruce Wetlands, and Long Cold Winters. Click here if you live near Fort Nelson.

3

Sub- Boreal Interior

Boreal Owl, Bunchberry, and high elevation plateaus. Click here if you live near Prince George and Mackenzie.

4

Boreal Plains

Wolverine, Grasslands, Sunny Summers, and Cold Winters. Click here if you live near Fort St. John or Dawson Creek.

5

Coast and Mountains

Cedar Trees, Banana Slugs, Bald Eagles, and Rain. Click here if you live near Prince, Rupert, Queen Charlotte City, Bella, Coola, Port Hardy or Whistler.

6

Central Interior

Bears, Spruce Trees, Warm Summers, and Cool Winters.. Click here if you live near Williams Lake, Quensel or Smithers.

7

Southern Interior Mountains

Elk, Mountains, Thick Forests, and Snow. Click here if you live near McBride, Revelstoke, Nelson, or Fernie.

8

Southern Interior

Ponderosa Pines, Owls, Coyotes, and Hot Summers. Click here if you live hear Lillooet, Kamloops, Osoyoos, or Vernon.

9

Georgia Depression

Arbutus, Orca Whales, Gerry Oaks, Not Too Hot, and Not Too Cold. Click here if you live near Vancouver, or the Fraser Valley.

What is an ecoprovince?


It’s an area with similar weather, landscapes, animals and plants.

BC has nine ecoprovinces, each with special features that make them different from anywhere else in the province. The ecoprovince YOU live in is important because it’s connected to every other ecoprovince because the air, water and animals move from place to place.

This EcoMap will help you find out about the living things in your ecoprovince and allow you to explore the plants and animals in other areas of the province too!

First Nations have lived in each of these areas since time immemorial. They have longstanding relationships with these plants, animals and places. This EcoMap is a starting point for learning about how First Nations have used many plants we know in BC today.

If you find words that are new to you, click on the Glossary to find a list of words. The glossary will open up in a new window so you can keep it open while you’re exploring plants and animals.

Explore Ecoprovinces in B.C.

Explore animals in B.C.


American Kestrel
American White Pelican
Arctic Tern
Bald Eagle
Banana Slug
Black and White Warbler
Bonaparte's Gull
Boreal Chickadee
Boreal Chorus Frog
Boreal Owl
Brown Lemming
California Quail
Canada Goose
Columbian Black-tailed Deer
Coyote
Dall's Porpoise
Douglas's Squirrel
Eared Grebe
Elk
Gray Jay (Whiskey Jack)
Great Basin Spadefoot Toad
Hermit Thrush
Keen's Long-Eared Bat
Least Chipmunk
Least Weasel
LeConte's Sparrow
Lesser Yellowlegs
Little Brown Myotis
Long-billed Curlew
Lynx
Marbled Murrelet
Marten
Meadow Vole
Mountain Chickadee
Muskrat
Northern Alligator Lizard
Northern Hawk Owl
Spotted Leopard Frog
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Northern Red-backed Vole
Northern Saw-Whet Owl
Nuttall's Cottontail
Osprey
Pacific Giant Salamander
Pacific Salmon
Pacific Treefrog
Painted Turtle
Pika
Pine Siskin
Porcupine
Red-breasted Sapsucker
River Otter
Rough-Skinned Newt
Sandhill Crane
Tympanuchus phasianellus caurus (Alaskan), T.p.campestris (Prairie)
Snow Bunting
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Bat
Spruce Grouse
Tailed Frog
Three-toed Woodpecker
shew
Vancouver Island Marmot
Western Jumping Mouse
Western Sandpiper
White Tailed Deer
wolverine
Wood Frog
Woodland Caribou
Yellow Pine Chipmunk
Yellow-bellied Marmot

Explore Plants in B.C.


Alpine (Arctic) Willow
Alpine Larch
Arbutus (Pacific Madrone)
Balsam Poplar
big-sagebrush
Black Cottonwood
Blue Camas
Cloudberry
Common Green Sphagnum Moss
Common Juniper
Creamy Peavine
Crowberry
Devil's Club
Dog Lichen
Engelmann Spruce
Garry Oak
Grand Fir
Highbush-Cranberry
Horsetail
White Spruce
Leafy Aster
Moss Campion
Oregon Grape
Pacific Willow
Pinegrass
Pink Fawn Lily
Ponderosa Pine
prickly-pear-cactus
Prickly Rose
Queen's Cup
Red Alder
Round-leaved Sundew
Salal
Scrub Birch
Siberian Yarrow
Snowberry
Sword Fern
Blue Bells
Tamarack
Thimbleberry
Twinflower
Western Hemlock
White Mountain-Avens
White Spruce
Whitebark Pine
Wild Ginger
Wild Rose
Wolf-Willow
Yellow Cedar