The Burke Mountain Naturalists (BMN) was formed in 1989 by local residents interested in enjoying nature and conserving local green spaces. Most of our members reside in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam or Port Moody (“the TriCities”), which are located east of Vancouver, British Columbia. BMN is a member club of the Federation of British Columbia Naturalists (FBCN), now re-named BC Nature.
We are a registered non-profit society with charitable income status.
The Burke Mountain Naturalists was formed in 1989 by local residents who called for protection of critical habitat areas such as Colony Farm on the lower Coquitlam River and local mountain slopes referred to as Greater Vancouver’s ‘backyard wilderness’, now Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park. Today, BMN remains as an active group of people interested in enjoying nature, conserving local green spaces and promoting a more sustainable way of life.
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BMN actively promotes Naturescape BC, a provincial program to encourage homeowners and municipalities to create gardens and landscapes which appeal to both wildlife and people. In response to appeals from BMN, Port Moody and Anmore were the first two local governments in BC to adopt Naturescape as civic policy.
The club name is taken from Burke Mountain, located in northeast Coquitlam, and was chosen because the mountain is a distinctive natural feature visible from Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody. The mountain was named after Edmund Burke, a British author and statesman.