Ministry of Agriculture

Environmental Farm Planning


Biodiversity Guide

The Biodiversity Guide is designed for farmers and ranchers who wish to increase their understanding of biodiversity and what it means to their operations. It offers ideas on how agricultural producers can manage for biodiversity, and it provides some tools for doing so.

The Guide can be used in designing, implementing, and monitoring a Biodiversity Management Plan. The information is intended to apply primarily to privately owned farm and ranch lands in British Columbia.



This Guide is one of a number of publications prepared to support the implementation of the Canada - BC Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Program which is delivered by ARDCorp.

For more information about the delivery of the EFP Program please see ARDCorp website

You can download the Biodiversity Guide by individual sections using the links below. These various sections are in Adobe PDF format.

NOTE: Overview is a 16 MB file, Biodiversity Principles and the Sample Plans are 8 MB files. All others are small files.