Symposium on Big Game Management Aims to "Reverse the Numbers" This Weekend

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.

Speakers include:

  • 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.

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