In August 2014 Whistler passed a resolution in support of the recovery of the threatened Grizzly Bear populations in southwest BC, since then the community Councils of Squamish, Pemberton, Lillooet, and the Board of the Squamish Lillooet Regional District, have all passed similar resolutions. This unanimous support for recovery throughout the entire Sea-to-Sky corridor, indicates the strong value both residents and visitors associate with maintaining the iconic grizzly bear in our wilderness backyard.
The resolutions mirror calls from the Squamish and St'at'imc Nations, as well as the Okanagan Nation Alliance, for grizzly bear recovery and calls for recovery planning identified in the provincially endorsed 2008 Sea-to-Sky Land and Resource Management Plan.
The resolutions parallel efforts of COASTtoCASCADES and our goal of restoring the five ‘threatened’ grizzly bear populations in southwest BC back to ‘viable’ numbers. Having presented the challenges faced by grizzly bears to members of the public, elected officials and staff within each of the communities above it is fantastic to see unanimous support for progressing grizzly bear recovery planning.
For more details check out our latest media release.