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B.C. not effectively managing Conservation Lands Program

May 11, 2021 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new audit report: Management of the Conservation Lands Program. The audit examined whether the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has effectively managed the Conservation Lands Program to conserve important habitats for significant fish […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 20215 Views

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Climbing high and losing ground – Wildsight

Their scientific classification is Oreamnos americanus. To the Ktunaxa First Nation living in the valleys below them, they are known as kyanukxu. While we call them mountain goats, they’re not actually goats either. With split hooves, stark white fur set against the grey backdrop of a mountain peak, and pointy horns, these thin air-residing herbivores […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 20214 Views

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CFN: Protecting Birds on the North and Central Coast

May 10, 2021 The Pacific Coast is home to wide range of bird species—from bald eagles and ravens to rhinoceros auklets and endangered marbled murrelets. Over many thousands of years, these diverse species found niches along the coast’s rocky shorelines and intertidal estuaries. Recognizing that many invasive land mammals, such as rats, raccoons and other […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 20214 Views

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The Port Authority’s Environmental Technician collaborates to protect marine life – Prince Rupert Port Authority

The ongoing mission to preserve aquatic life in Northern BC’s marine environment is a huge group effort, and one of the people at its heart is biologist Caitlin Smith. As the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Environmental Technician, she contributes in many ways to preserving the North Coast’s marine habitats, especially when it comes to monitoring for invasive […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 20215 Views

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The Narwhal receives nine Canadian Association of Journalists award nominations – The Narwhal

Our non-profit online magazine picked up the second-most nominations in the country, after CBC May 3, 2021 The Narwhal has been recognized with nine Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) award nominations for work including on-the-ground coverage of the Wet’suwet’en crisis, reporting on the plight of fisheries observers and a series on nature-based climate solutions. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 20218 Views

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Office of the Wet’suwet’en: Prescribed burn planned for Houston area to reduce wildfire risk

The BC Wildfire Servie, Northwest Fire Centre have issued a release regarding prescribed burn planned for Houston area to reduce wildfire risk. See attached link for more information. /files/Prescribed_burn_planned_for_Houston_area.pdf NT5

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202110 Views

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CER grants Trans Mountain’s secrecy request and misses the mark on Indigenous rights

The Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) is allowing Trans Mountain to hide the names of the insurers of the pipeline over the express concerns of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN). In February, Trans Mountain applied to the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) requesting they keep the names of their insurers secret, arguing that public pressure makes it more […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202110 Views

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First Nations’ Achievements Highlighted in Coast Funds’ 2020 Annual Report

April 30, 2021 Coast Funds’ 2020 annual report highlights First Nations’ investments in healthy and thriving communities and ecosystems throughout the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii. 2020 will be a year marked forever in our memories. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our families and our livelihoods. It was a hard year, but also […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202176 Views

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Lots of talk but little action on old growth protection – Wildsight

April 30, 2021 One year has passed since the release of A New Future for Old Forests, a thorough provincial old growth report, yet little has been done to stop old growth logging. Premier Horgan and the BC NDP promised to fully implement the report’s recommendations. But instead of an immediate deferral of critically threatened […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202115 Views

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Unearthing the Work of Indigenous Master Horticulturalists – The Tyee

These forest gardeners got sustainable returns for centuries. Dr. Chelsey Geralda Armstrong is now studying their work. A historical ecologist and her team at Simon Fraser University have made a crucial discovery about B.C.’s ancient forest ecosystems — one that could strengthen the systems of today and tomorrow and equip us to understand our own […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202118 Views

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