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July 2021

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News: Habitat Conservation Trust announces 5 grants for projects in Pitt River watershed (BCWF mentioned)

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: B.C. gets a hefty economic bang for the bucks it spends on protecting watersheds (see Wetlands Workforce)

The Castlegar Source: Young anglers time to get trout heads in the KLAIP game (see Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program)

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)

Cowichan Valley Citizen: Art and the watershed: Learning about what’s here and how to preserve it (see Wetlands Workforce)

Water Canada: Research reveals B.C.’s watershed sector is a jobs powerhouse (see Wetlands Workforce)

Rossland News: Contract awarded for takedown of Trail dams (see Wetlands Workforce)

Kelowna Now: Habitat Conservation Trust Fund awards $9.3M for 175 conservation projects (see Wetlands Workforce)

Taste of Squamish: Chelem Trail: A Virtual Tour with the BC Wildlife Federation (By Emma Kingsland, Development & Volunteer Assistant)

The Jill Bennett Show on CKNW 980: Jesse Zeman, Director of the Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program, discusses the effect of B.C.’s wildfires on wildlife. 

CBC Daybreak South with Chris Walker: Jesse Zeman, Director of the Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program, discusses wildfire, controlled burns and wildlife. 

May 2021

Creston Valley Advance: BC’s Family Fishing Weekend returns June 18 to 20 (BCWF’s & Freshwater Society of BC’s Virtual Family Fishing Webinar mentioned)

Agassiz-Harrison Observer: BC’s Family Fishing Weekend returns June 18 to 20 (BCWF’s & Freshwater Society of BC’s Virtual Family Fishing Webinar mentioned)

Alaska Highway News: New educational wetland planned for Mackenzie school (see Media Release)

The Prince George Citizen: B.C. Wildlife Federation to build wetland at Mackenzie Secondary School (see Media Release)

Times Colonist: Trevor Hancock: B.C. is now a biodiversity-loss hotspot (BCWF mentioned)

Pique News Magazine: Internal documents reveal DFO suppressed, downplayed threats to this B.C. endangered species (see Media Release)

Revelstoke Mountaineer: New B.C. coalition calls for improvements in species and habitat management (Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition mentioned)

Trail Times: Incentive program rewards Kootenay angler with $1,000 prize (see Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program)

Prince George Citizen: Internal documents reveal DFO suppressed, downplayed threats to this B.C. endangered species (see Media Release)

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)

The Globe and Mail: How Ottawa thwarted efforts to help an endangered species (see Media Release)

The Narwhal: DFO ignored pleas from scientists, altered report to downplay risks to imperilled steelhead: docs (see Media Release)

E-Know: Kootenay Lake Angler program ends May 31 (Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program mentioned)

E-Know: Dire situation leads to new coalition calling for change (Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition mentioned)

Grand Forks Gazette: Wildsight joins coalition calling on government to prioritize wildlife and habitat protection (Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition mentioned)

The Aldergrove Star: Coalition calls on B.C. to invest in wildlife stewardship and habitat protection (Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition mentioned)

The Prince-George Citizen: New coalition eyes endangered species law for B.C. (Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition mentioned)

Fraser Valley News Network: New Coalition Calls on Government to Re-Establish B.C. as a World Leader in Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management (Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition mentioned)

Agassiz-Harrison Observer: Coalition calls on B.C to invest in wildlife stewardship and habitat protection (Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition mentioned)

Coast Reporter: New coalition eyes endangered species law for B.C. (Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition mentioned)

Aldergrove Star: Green Beat: ‘If you built it, they will come’ (BCWF Conservation Award winner, Larri Woodrow mentioned)

Alaska Highway News: New wildlife coalition calls for change (with quotes by Jesse Zeman, BCWF director of fish and wildlife restoration)

E-Know: KLAIP continues to help kokanee salmon

Fraser Valley News Network: BC Wildlife Federation Recognizes Two Lifetime B.C. Conservationists (BCWF Conservation Awards Program)

Aldergrove Star: Langley’s Larri Woodrow named conservationist of the year (BCWF Conservation Awards Program)

Langley Advance Times: Langley’s Larri Woodrow named conservationist of the year (BCWF Conservation Awards Program)

April 2021

CBC: New research shows continued habitat loss will drive caribou to extinction in B.C. (with quotes by Jesse Zeman, BCWF Director of Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program) 

The Narwhal: Kitimat Rod and Gun Club calls on local government to protect environment amid industrial boom (with quotes by BCWF Director Mark Langegger)

The Columbia Valley Pioneer: Columbia Lake Provincial Park illegal tree harvesting (BCWF mentioned)

Kelowna Capital News: Nesting bald eagles harassed by youth-piloted drone in Kelowna (BCWF mentioned)

Infotel: Keep your drones away from wildlife, Okanagan Conservation Officers warn (BCWF mentioned)

Infotel: Wolves, habitat changes decimating Interior B.C. moose populations (BCWF Conservation Webinar Series, “Factors Affecting Moose Populations in Interior B.C.”, mentioned)

The Prince George Citizen: Gun law a ‘mishmash’ (Letter to the editor written by Gary Mauser, BCWF Firearms Committee Chair)

The Thyee: Heart of the Fraser Should Be Named ‘Ecologically Significant’ (BCWF mentioned)

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.

Energetic City: North Peace Rod and Gun Club president calls Bill 4 ‘unnecessary’ (BCWF mentioned)

Vernon Morning Star: Vehicles trashed on Westside amid annual cleanup (BCWF Conservation App mentioned)

Keremeos Review: Saving Ginty’s pond (Alyssa Purse, BCWF Wetlands Program Coordinator mentioned)

The Trail Champions: Get a Trout with the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program

The Nelson Daily: Get a Trout with the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program

BC Local News: Kootenay fisherman hooks into angler incentive prize