BCWF in the news
Read the headlines and see us in action.
Vancouver Sun: B.C. wildfires update for July 30: B.C. government urges caution this long weekend | Evacuation order lifted for properties near Osoyoos | 248 wildfires, 3,058 properties evacuated (Jesse Zeman, Director of the Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program, quoted)
Agassiz Harrison Observer: Fraser Valley conservation projects to see influx of more than $171,000 (Chuck Zuckerman, president of the BCWF, quoted)
National Post: Why you can’t just blame climate change for B.C. being on fire (Jesse Zeman, Director of the Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program, quoted)
CBC Radio Canada: Feux en C.-B. : une mauvaise gestion des forêts a créé une « bombe à retardement » (Jesse Zeman, Director of the Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program, quoted)
Vancouver Sun: Jesse Zeman: Archaic management has turned our forests into an overstuffed matchbox (By Jesse Zeman, Director of the Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program)
Infotel: B.C. has turned its forests into a ticking time bomb (By Jesse Zeman, Director of the Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program)
Taste of Squamish: Chelem Trail: A Virtual Tour with the BC Wildlife Federation (By Emma Kingsland, Development & Volunteer Assistant)
B.C. Local News: Burns Lake’s Lakes District Secondary school students strike out the competition (Chris Lim, the BCWF Youth Programs and NASP BC manager, quoted)
Yorkton This Week: House committee pushes feds to scale up action to save wild salmon (Jesse Zeman, Director of Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program, quoted)
Global News TV: DFO accused of risking B.C. steelhead extinction (Interview with Jesse Zeman, BCWF Director of Fish and Wildlife Restoration, see Media Release)
Read the letter that the BCWF, the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC and the Watershed Watch Salmon Society sent to the minister of fisheries, Bernadette Jordan, asking that Fisheries and Oceans Canada formally list the Heart of the Fraser as an Ecologically Significant Area under the Fisheries Act.
The Province: Opinion: B.C. takes a bold, positive step with watersheds initiative (Opinion piece by Aaron Sumexheltza, Former Chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band, Neil Fletcher, BCWF Director of Conservation Stewardship & Coree Tull, Co-Director of Canadian Freshwater Alliance)
Times Colonist and Victoria Times Colonist (print): Hunter’s social media posts prompt outrage, calls for more protection for wolves (with quotes by Jesse Zeman, Director of Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program at BCWF)