Shuswap watershed focus of process

The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program will hold a public duscission May 25 at Vernon’s Prestige Hotel

  • May. 15, 2017 1:00 p.m.

The public can provide input on the future of the Shuswap River watershed and the species that call it home.

The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program will hold a public duscission May 25 at Vernon’s Prestige Hotel.

“We’re starting a discussion today that will help guide the conservation and enhancement projects we fund and deliver in the Shuswap River watershed for the next five years,” said Julie Fournier, region manager.

“Our updated action plans will help determine the types of projects we fund and the species we focus on.”

The workshop is a chance to review and discuss potential conservation priorities, research, and hands-on projects for the Shuswap River watershed. Draft priorities and projects will be online for review at fwcp.ca a week before the discussion.

“Our action plans need to reflect the unique fish and wildlife needs in each watershed. That’s why we’re talking with government, First Nations, stakeholders, and the public. And we hope interested groups and individuals will join us in Vernon,” said Fournier.

Doors for the May 25 event open at 12:30 p.m. with the discussion running from 1 to 4:30 p.m. RSVP attendance by May 19 at fwcp@bchydro.com.

For more details, go to fwcp.ca.

The FWCP is a partnership between B.C. Hydro, the provincial government, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations, and public stakeholders to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by B.C. Hydro dams.

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