Caribou Consultations Coming to Cranbrook April 30th

(Credit: Parks Canada)

Residents of Cranbrook can have their say on two draft agreements meant to conserve and restore southern mountain caribou populations.

The provincial government is considering two pieces of legislation to help the critically-endangered species. Following the relocation of three caribou from the South Selkirk and South Purcell herds to Revelstoke, none are left in the wild in either region.

A draft Section 11 agreement between the B.C. and federal governments sets a framework of co-operation to recover the animals.

The other, a draft partnership agreement between the provincial and Canadian governments, as well as the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations would see habitat protection and restoration measures implemented to recover the central group herds of southern mountain caribou.

Before either can be formally approved, the province will be heading to Cranbrook on Tuesday, April 30th to get public feedback.

The meeting takes place at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort from 5:30 to 9:30 pm.

More details on the draft agreements can be found online here.

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