Vanderhoof Seeks An Interpretive Centre For Sturgeon

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG-TV
Vanderhoof Seeks An Interpretive Centre For Sturgeon

While the sturgeon hatchery is showing tremendous success in bringing the numbers of unique Nechako White Sturgeon numbers back up and improving survival rates, the community would like to expand on that success. There’s is a piece of vacant property on the location of the fish hatchery that they would like to see an interpretive centre built.
“We are seeing, on our scheduled tours, 15 and 30 people per group. Great uptake from all over North America. We saw, last week, people from Texas to Montana to Utah,” says Wayne Salewski, who chairs the Recovery Team’s Community Working Group. He says he would love to see Vanderhoof become of the Drumheller of BC, but with living dinosaurs.
An interpretive centre would also act as a classroom for area school children and even a research centre for scientists and post-secondary students.
“We have the University of Saskatchewan here. They’re doing experiments on climate change, egg development, temperature changes. But we also have UNBC, UBC here and we have great relationships with CNC.”
Salewski says the centre could be tied in with the new Class A Ancient Forest.

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