NGO Conservation Areas - Fee Simple

Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations - GeoBC
Licensed under Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License

The NGO Conservation Areas - Fee Simple dataset contains spatial and attribute information for non-governmental organization (NGO) conservation areas in BC. Fee simple NGO conservation areas are private conservation lands owned by non-government organizations and managed for wildlife habitat conservation values. Overlap between this dataset and the provincial Conservation Lands and BC Parks, Ecological Reserves and Protected Areas layers will occur where NGO lands have been leased to the province. Discrepancies between the provincial layers and this dataset are due to differing source cadastral information. Spatial boundaries were sourced primarily from Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICI Society) data. This spatial layer contains multipart polygons.

A Conservation Cross Reference Table provides a link between this dataset and the provincial Conservation Lands. The CIP_PCL field in this dataset links to the Conservation_Land_ID field in the provincial Conservation Lands dataset.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


To provide a comprehensive inventory of the non-governmental organization (NGO) conservation areas (or private conservation lands) in British Columbia using boundaries derived from local government cadastral mapping and attributes from securement organizations and title certificates. The inventory includes Fee Simple, Registerable Interest, and Unregisterable Interest types of securements.
Data QualityThe attributes of each legal parcel were verified by the relevant conservation partner and/or information on title. Every attempt has been made to verify that all of the information is current to December 31, 2015, however, out of date information may still occur. The majority of legal parcel boundaries were obtained from local government cadastre of the cadastral layers available from the Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICI Society). These boundaries vary in horizontal accuracy from <1m to > 50m. Other legal parcel boundary sources used minimally in the database include survey plans and the provincial government's Tantalis - Surveyed Parcels layer.
Lineage StatementIntegrated Cadastral Fabric Layer; Local Government Layer; Cadastre Layer, 2016 from the Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICI Society). Tantalis Surveyed Parcels, 2016 from the Province of British Columbia

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Contact Information

NameDanielle Morrison (custodian)
NameJoy Sinnett (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2016-10-05
Record Last Modified 2016-11-07
Resource Status onGoing

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