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We have received a request Rachel Darvill to help her with collecting information towards completing her masters degree. The following provides some detail of what her project is all about and her request for your help.

Upper-Peace-River-Watershed Survey Image

Map of Project Area

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My name is Rachel Darvill and I am a Masters student in the Environment and Management program at Royal Roads University. I am conducting a research project in the Peace River region of British Columbia, and I am inviting you to participate in my research project.

I have created a survey and would like you to participate; to take the survey please visit:
http://fluidsurveys.com/s/youruseofnaturesservices/

The main objective of my research is to compare the use of ecosystem services across interest groups in your region. Ecosystem Services are those benefits that people receive from nature, such as food, water, scenic views, and recreational services. They are necessary for human well-being to persist.  Data collection for this research project will consist of an online survey, followed by mapping sessions, with a select number of participants. The survey will ask participants about their ecosystem service use within the Peace region.

Rod and Gun Club members have been chosen as a prospective participants because of your involvement or interest in the study area. You can choose to participate in either the survey or the mapping component, or both.  If you are interested in participating, please go to the survey link where you can find full details about the survey.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you might have about this research, or about participating in a mapping interview.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Rachel

Rachel Darvill, BSc, MSc candidate- Environment and Management
PO Box 663, Golden, BC, V0A 1H0
Ph: 250.787.3918

Note that this is an updated posting:

There will be two Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) courses exclusively for kids and women held in April. The cost is $50.

The dates for these courses are as follows:

Course 1 – Week of April 8: April 8, 11, 12, (6PM to 9 PM) and 13 (8AM to 6 PM)

Course 2 – Week of April 15: April 15, 18, 19 (6PM to 9 PM), and 20 (8AM to 6 PM)

For more information call Doug at (250) 261-9895

You can register for either of these courses at Backcountry.

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Canadian Firearms Safety Course (non-restricted PAL and restricted PALR)

April 6, 2012 PAL 8-10 hours

April 7, 2012 PALR 6-8 hours

See the poster for more details.

CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSES poster April 6_7 2013

The shooting facilities at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club with be fully or partially closed on the following dates because of special events or caretaker holidays:

Date Closure Event
November 11, 2013 Full Closure Remembrance Day
November 23-24, 2013 Indoor Range IPSC
Dec 22, 2013-Jan 2, 2014 Full Closure Christmas Break

Remember the range is now closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The next General Meeting is on January 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

Kids’ Night is on January 28, 2013 starting at 5:30 PM. Parents bring your kids out —there will be hamburgers and hotdogs for a nominal fee and shooting activities and prizes for the kids. Kids’ Night is open for club members and the general public.

It’s that time of year for the Public Wildlife Count again!

This year’s count will be conducted over the weekend of January 19th and 20th, 2013. Julie Kline will be registering participants when she is back in the office on January 7th and will be able to provide maps to anyone who needs them. If you have participated before and will be re-surveying the same area as last year feel free to use the same maps.

Please encourage young folks to participate and get active in the outdoors this winter! We will once again be drawing prizes for both adults and kids, providing sufficient registration.

Last year there were a few people who were surveying both days of the count and we would just like to remind everyone to please only survey One of the Two possible days to avoid double counting animals. The count was expanded to include an entire weekend so that there was some flexibility if folks had something going on one day, but were free the other. If we continue to have folks counting on both days, we’ll have to go back to a single count date and risk losing some participants.

See the links below to download the documentation that goes along with the count (the poster, the information bulletin, and the data sheet). Maps will be provided on an individual basis as needed.

2013 Poster

2013 Public Wildlife Count Info

2013 Public Winter Wildlife Count data sheet

Please contact Julie for more information or to register.

Julie Kline  |  Wildlife Technician

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
400 10003 110 Ave – Fort St. John, BC

P: (250) 787-3294  F: (250) 787-3490

E: Julie.Kline@gov.bc.ca

 

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club and other sponsors have supported this contest for a number of years to encourage hunting on the agricultural landscape in the Peace Region.  A healthy agricultural sector is essential to the future of wildlife in the area.  Our objective in reducing wolf populations by hunting is intended to reduce both agricultural and wildlife losses.

Residents in the Peace Region are routinely seeing packs of 15-25 wolves up here.  Wolves are effective and opportunistic predators that have had serious impacts on livestock, on the abundance of wildlife, and on domestic pets near urbanized areas.

We see that both the distribution and abundance of wolves in the region are increasing.  It appears wolves are benefiting from large scale landscape alterations that have modified wildlife habitat in some areas. These changes can reduce cover for wildlife and at the same time increase access for wolves due to roads, seismic lines, and other linear developments.  This gives the wolves an unnatural advantage. We have noticed that once the wolves have reduced ungulates in an area, they move on to the next easy prey.

This contest operates within rules of provincial legislation and regulations for hunting and gaming.  All contestants must have a valid hunting license of which a portion of the fees goes to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation for wildlife habitat restoration and enhancement.

The contest has prizes for the largest and smallest wolf as well as a “hidden category” to encourage contestants to bring in all animals to provide an accurate total of wolves taken under this initiative.  The greatest number of wolves taken under the contest in the past has been 13 animals from 45 contestants.

This contest does not jeopardize the sustainability of wolf populations.  The objective is to reduce their numbers and predation impacts on domestic and wild animals in our region.

CORE: February 8, 9, & 10, 2013

PAL: January 12, 2013

PALR: January 13, 2013

Download the following posters for more information of call any of the people listed below:

Canadian Firearms Safety Courses poster January 12, 13 2013

The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education poster Feb 2013

Contact:  Mike Mercanti 250-997-7520

Contact:  Chuck Mercanti 250-785-1802

Contact:  Tansey O’Connor 250-793-0662

The North Peace Rod and Gun wishes all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The club will be closed starting on Saturday, December 22, 2012 and reopens on Thursday, January 3, 2013

There will be a Black Badge course at the Dawson Creek range on July 14 and 15, 2012.

The Black Badge course contains both a Theoretical and Practical component. Students should expect to spend up to 8 hours in a classroom environment. Here, they will learn the safety procedures involved when moving with a firearm, reloading under time pressure and drawing from a holster. They will learn the rules of the game and practice all of these under cold conditions (unloaded firearms and magazines) before proceeding with the Practical part of the course.

See the poster for more details:

IPSC Black Badge Poster

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