BACK-COUNTRY CLOSURES

As stakeholders in our community, EVSC is concerned about protecting our local economy and lifestyle. Backcountry closures are at a crucial juncture and the threat is immediate. Please join us and take action!

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

Sicamous-Community Meeting Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm
446 Main Street
Revelstoke-Community Meeting Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm
4177 Westside Road
Revelstoke-Government Public Meeting Engagement Meeting Monday, April 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm
600 Campbell Avenue
Revelstoke-Government Public Meeting Engagement Meeting Monday, April 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm
600 Campbell Avenue
Public Forum – Backcountry Access and Caribou Recovery Plans Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm
5767 Old Vernon Road

PROVINCIAL WEBSITE

Provincial Caribou Recovery Engagement Website.

Draft Section 11 Agreement and Draft Partnership Agreement
The Government of B.C. is asking for your feedback on two draft caribou recovery agreements.  You can provide feedback on both agreements from March 21 to May 3, 2019 at 4pm.

  • Draft Section 11 Agreement Between British Columbia and Canada
    B.C. and Canada have been developing a bilateral conservation agreement under Section 11 of the Species at Risk Act (referred to as the “Section 11 Agreement”). The draft Section 11 Agreement contains overarching commitments, measures and strategies for the recovery of Southern Mountain Caribou in B.C.
  • Draft Partnership Agreement Between B.C., Canada, West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations
    The B.C. government, the federal government, West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations have been negotiating an Inter-Governmental Partnership Agreement for the Conservation of the Central Group of the Southern Mountain Caribou (“Partnership Agreement”). The draft Partnership Agreement applies to the Central Group of Southern Mountain Caribou. This draft Partnership Agreement includes temporary protection of important caribou habitat while a long-term plan is developed through engagement with local communities, stakeholders and Indigenous peoples.

Where can I get more information and learn about the draft agreements?
The following documents provide important information to consider when providing your feedback on the draft Section 11 Agreement and the draft Partnership Agreement:

How can I provide feedback?
There are several ways to provide your input:

  1. Share your ideas through the online feedback form available until May 3, 2019 at 4pm.
  2. Print a copy of the feedback form and return it to the address below. PDF version of feedback form.
    Caribou Recovery Program
    PO Box 9546
    STN PROV GOVT
    Victoria, B.C. V8W 9C5
  3. Attend a community meeting. No RSVP is required.

How can my contribution make a difference?
All feedback received will be compiled into a “what we heard” document that will be made publicly available and all input will help inform all parties’ decision-making regarding the finalization and signing of the agreements.

CONTACTS

Here are direct contacts to government to write personalized letters on how this will affect you, your business and your community.

Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change: Catherine.McKenna@parl.gc.ca and 613-946-8682

Sean Fraser, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change: Sean.Fraser@parl.gc.ca and 902-752-0226

Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard: Jonathan.Wilkinson@parl.gc.ca and 604-775-6333

Hon. George Heyman, BC Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy: george.heyman.MLA@leg.bc.ca and 604-775-2453

Hon. Doug Donaldson, BC Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development: doug.donaldson.MLA@leg.bc.ca and 250-842-6338

Hon. Scott Fraser, BC Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation: scott.fraser.MLA@leg.bc.caand 250-720-4515

Hon. John Horgan, Premier and President of the Executive Council: john.horgan.MLA@leg.bc.ca and 250-387-1715