Tag Archives: Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Two prescribed burns scheduled in region

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is planning to conduct two prescribed burns in the East Kootenay in April. The timing of the burns is dependent on weather and site conditions. The first burn is tentatively scheduled … > Read More

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Province takes aim at feral pigs

It is now legal for licensed hunters to harvest feral pigs anywhere in the province, under a new regulatory amendment designating the animal as ‘Schedule C’ wildlife. Feral pigs are invasive animals that have escaped farm environments and established themselves … > Read More

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Wildlife Interpretive Centre Committee struck

The Creston Valley Wildlife Interpretive Centre (the Centre), operated under the umbrella of the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA), is beginning a process to examine options for its future operations. In support of this process, the CVWMA Interpretive Centre … > Read More

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Cougar hunting season closing in the East Kootenay

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is closing the cougar hunting season in the East Kootenay, effective midnight on Saturday, Feb. 15. The closure covers the Columbia River valley from Mica Creek in the northeast to the … > Read More

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Snowmobile closures in force to protect caribou habitat

Backcountry recreationalists are reminded to follow the rules while snowmobiling to help protect mountain caribou habitat and support British Columbia’s Mountain Caribou Recovery Implementation Plan. Natural resource officers and conservation officers are patrolling B.C.’s backcountry this winter to enforce snowmobiling … > Read More

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Grizzly study sheds light on bear numbers

A study of grizzly bear populations released today provides further insight into populations in British Columbia, while confirming that provincial wildlife biologists continue to refine estimates with the best available science to ensure harvest levels are sustainable, notes a Dec. … > Read More

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Invasive Plant Council year in review

Changes were afoot with the East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC) this year.  New to the team are Katie Young and Todd Larsen. Todd is the new Program Manager with EKIPC. He recently completed a Master’s of Science degree in … > Read More

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Natural resource inspection practices streamlined

The provincial government has taken steps to streamline compliance and enforcement activities within British Columbia’s natural resource sector. Effective immediately, administrative changes to the way that the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Compliance and Enforcement Branch works with … > Read More

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Illegal dumping in Meadowbrook

RCMP and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations are currently following up on illegal dumping that has taken place off the Houle Forest Service Road, in Meadowbrook. The dumping took place between Nov. 1 and 8 was … > Read More

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Diversion project restored flows in Toby Benches lakes and creeks

A long-standing and complex water issue on the Toby Benches northwest of Invermere was solved earlier this year when a $321,040 water diversion project was completed. The project solved water diversion issues stemming back decades. Peter Holmes, an Invermere-based habitat … > Read More

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