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Town Hall to Look at the Future of Fish and Wildlife

Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 7:30 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Are we losing what makes B.C. special when it comes to fish and wildlife populations?

That will be the focus of an upcoming town hall hosted by the BC Wildlife Federation and the Spruce City Wildlife Association at UNBC April 3.

The event is titled: “The Future of Fish and Wildlife: Are We Losing What Makes BC Special?” and will discuss trends, threats to fish, public access to public resources, wildlife populations and how things can be turned around.

Topics will include declining caribou, elk, moose, deer and fish populations. It will also touch on declining budgets for natural resource conservation and wildlife management.

“We are concerned about the decline in fish and wildlife populations, and that goes hand in hand with the lack of funding being directed into fish wildlife and habitat,” says Steve Hamilton, president of the Spruce City Wildlife Association. “This is your opportunity to come and learn what’s happening because of that, and how you can drive positive change”

The town hall will take place in the Canfor Theatre starting at 6:30 p.m.

Comments

I be going to that!

Unfortunately with all the continuing illegal sales of communal/ceremonial food around the Community and online sites; one must query about the true value of conservation.

    Not just the First Nations either… Farmers and their friends are the worst offenders of poaching IMO. Chances are they will never get caught poaching on their own land.

Illegal hunting is epidemic in BC. It’s to the point that poachers don’t even worry about getting caught anymore because enforcement against poaching consists of a few weeks of crackdowns and highway checks every year, than a free for all the rest of the year.

Also can’t rule out the effects of Fukushima extinction event. The oceans will be as dead as the dinosaurs in ten years time and the knock on effect to land animals will follow shortly after. The damage to the reproductive DNA is what killed off the dinosaurs and will do us and our world in as well.. Even if it takes a few generations (like it did for the dinosaurs) and not the twenty years some predict.

    So just how does a train dodge and animal on the tracks?

    No evidence of a Fukushima extinction event. How did all the oceans survive the nuclear bomb events? Damage to reproductive DNA killed off the dinosaurs? Now that’s a new one.

    ht tps://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jul/28/dinosaurs-asteroid-bad-timing-killed-off-biodiversity-edinburgh-scientists

Two quick comments on the problem:
– lack of enforcement or even deterrent as the conservation officer service has been downsized over the past 20 years.
– wildlife species that are dependent on extensive old growth habitat are in terminal decline. Examples are caribou and fisher.

CL

Don’t forget the overpopulation of wolves over the past five years using the skid and logging roads to take out the moose. There are other factors as well but moose population has decreased significantly. There should be a bounty over a one year period for wolves, I’ve no doubt you’d see moose populations increase.
I’ve never seen so many wolves here in the last 15 years.

All the psychos will be there demanding that the dirty old wolves that have coexisted with prey animal species for thousands of years be wiped out. That way the real perps, hairless apes with high powered rifles, can have a few more years of poaching until the “happy times” run out by extincting every prey species in BC.

CN should have to have cameras mounted on the front of every train and pay a hefty cost, that goes towards habitat conservation, for every animal they kill on their tracks.

    So just how does a train dodge and animal on the tracks?

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