If protecting fish, wildlife, and the habitat is important to you, then the lecture theater at UNBC is the place to be this weekend. The Spruce City Wildlife Association is hosting a symposium on conserving fish and wildlife.
The associations Jim Glaicar says conserving fish, wildlife, and habitat is important to everyone.
“If you care about super natural BC, you want to ride a mountain bike, you want to enjoy our trails, our green ways, and while you’re out there see a rabbit or a grouse or a deer or a moose, then it’s important for you to show up and let the politicians know that you care about wildlife.”
A panel will be on hand which will include Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver and BC Conservative Party leader Dan Brooks. Glaicar explains Panelists will be asked a series of questions revolving around conservation.
“The purpose of it is to talk about fish wildlife and habitat and how we’re going to manage that over the whole landscape within the province. We’re at a critical juncture in fish, wildlife, and habitat management in our province. We’re at a crossroads, and we can now decided to put resources into it and maintain and increase it or continue on the path we are.”
Funding wildlife conservation will be just one of the topics touched on. MLA Andrew Weaver is flying in for the symposium, saying the topics are important and need to be addressed.
“It’s critical that we manage this resource in a way that preserves it for future generations. Humans have had an impact on the environment around us. So we need to make sure our impact does not adversely affect other aspects of wildlife. Resident hunters are as concerned about conservation as they are about hunting. The two go hand in hand. You can’t hunt what does exist. Therefore working with wildlife organizations is really important to me.”
The symposium runs on Saturday from 2-4 at the Canfor theater at UNBC. Admission is free and all members of the public are welcome to attend.