Last weekend, dozens of community members in Pemberton and Lillooet came out to educate themselves on ways to take action for the threatened grizzly bears of southwest BC. Participants included local ranchers, farmers, hikers, and elected leaders. Together, they learned how local residents can do their part to keep bears and communities safe. These sessions took place just days after Grizzly Bears (Western population) were officially declared a species-at-risk by the federal government.
Coast to Cascades is hosting two free community workshops to reduce conflict with grizzly bears.
June 16 in Pemberton & June 17 in Lillooet.
Recovery efforts for grizzly bears in the US North Cascades highlight opportunity to protect critically endangered populations in British Columbia
Please take a moment before Jan. 18 to let the government know that your Canada includes grizzly bears, and that you support listing the Grizzly Bear (Western Population) as a species of Special Concern under Schedule 1 of SARA.
Vancouver, BC -- The Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative welcomes momentum to list Grizzly Bears as a Species of Special Concern under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). This proposal was posted shortly before today’s B.C. government announcement that hunting of grizzly bears is now banned everywhere in the province.
The Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Recovery Initiative applauds the newly released report from the BC Auditor General’s Office on grizzly bear management in BC, as it accurately highlights the most significant threats facing the province’s grizzly bears.