Tag Archives: Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Outdoor water use changes coming on Wednesday

With ongoing hot, dry weather following a low snow pack winter, creeks and rivers are suffering from extreme drops in water levels. “We are very nervous about the levels in our reservoir,” stated City of Cranbrook chief administrative officer Wayne … > Read More

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Bridgework closures for Elk and Bull River FSRs

Five roads in the Rocky Mountain Forest District will be experiencing access issues from mid August to mid October, while nine Forest Service Roads (FSRs) remain closed. Starting August 15, Forester Creek FSR, west of Radium Hot Springs, will be closed … > Read More

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Water conservation urged for Kootenays

With weather conditions expected to remain warm and dry, water users in the Lower Columbia, West (Central) Kootenay and East Kootenay regions are being urged to reduce water consumption, and the Government of B.C. has announced a Level 3 drought … > Read More

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ORV use can cause environmental damage

Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy exploring this province’s spectacular backcountry need to do it responsibly and be aware of his/her legal obligations, or else they may face hefty fines and possible jail time. Under the Forest and Range Practices Act, it … > Read More

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Voluntary ORV registration extended to Nov. 1

Mandatory off-road vehicle (ORV) registration is being deferred from June 1 to Nov. 1. The extra time provides additional time for off-road users to prepare for the mandatory registration, while the regulatory details are finalized on both registration and safety, the … > Read More

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Koocanusa patrols bolstered for long weekend

Extra enforcement will be taking place at Lake Koocanusa throughout the Victoria Day long weekend in an effort to keep the popular recreation area safe and clean, Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett announced today. The multi-agency strategy is aimed at … > Read More

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11 wolves killed in South Selkirks

Wolf “removal activities” to help save caribou herds in the South Selkirk Mountains and South Peace have concluded for this year, the provincial government reports. The program began on Jan. 15 with a goal to remove wolf populations threatening caribou … > Read More

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Province grants $23,300 to fight invasive plants

The provincial government is providing $23,300 to the Regional District of East Kootenay to help control the spread of invasive plants, Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett announced today. This is one of 29 grants, totalling $1,702,000, that are being distributed … > Read More

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Leave newborn wildlife in the wild

When it comes to newborn wild animals, mother always knows best, and so with fawning and calving season underway, provincial biologists are reminding people that newborn deer, elk or moose should not be touched or moved when encountered. People who … > Read More

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Prescribed ER burn season approaching

André Chalabi has been busy prepping for the first prescribed burns of 2015 in the Columbia Trench. Chalabi (pictured above) is Burn Boss with Wildfire Management Branch, (a division of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, (FLNRO), … > Read More

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