The Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund will address the current situation with big-game wildlife and what can be done to ensure the animals can thrive in the wilderness.
Trends have shown the populations of a wide range of species being in decline in recent years.
It is not all doom and gloom, however, as a team of wildlife specialists will speak in Cranbrook about the current situation and how the species can be saved.
- Ray Demarchi, Former Regional Biologist, Kootenay District
- Ken Sumanik, Former Regional Biologist, Northern B.C.
- Jim Beers, Professional Biologist, Refuge Manager
- Dr. Val Geist, Wildlife Biologist, Professor Emeritus
- Dr. Charles E. Kay, PhD of Wildlife Ecology
- Dr. Vince Crichton, Wildlife Biologist, Professor Emeritus
"This event is about the big game populations that are plummeting in the Kootenay region," says Kootenay-East MLA Tom Shypitka. "In this one-day symposium, we'll be hearing what factors are driving this trend and what can still be done to reverse it."
The symposium runs from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Key City Theatre on Saturday, April 13th.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.