Community Meetings for Mountain Caribou Protection and Old Growth Forests

Come out to support and offer your insights for the protection of Mountain Caribou and Old Growth Forests in a community near you this April. The provincial and federal governments have just released two draft agreements aimed at recovering threatened mountain caribou. Please learn more about Draft Section 11 Agreement and submit your feedback through an online survey.

Upcoming community meetings, beginning at 5:30pm, to include presentations and Q&A period:

  • Revelstoke on Monday, Apr. 15 at Revelstoke Community and Aquatic Centre;
  • Nelson on Tuesday, Apr. 16 at Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre;
  • Nakusp on Wednesday, Apr. 17 at Nakusp and District Sports Complex Auditorium;
  • Cranbrook on Tuesday, Apr. 30 at Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort.

From our friends at Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y): “A major concern with the draft Section 11 agreement is the weak approach to habitat protection, with no interim protections in place while recovery planning goes on for another two years. If we are going to recover this species — which is quite literally on the brink of being gone forever — we need some habitat protections now while governments continue to plan.”

Please check out Y2Y’s guide for suggested comments to strengthen the agreement and more information.