In 2005, a survey concerning the abundance of porcupines, and a possible decline in numbers, was conducted through Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. At that time, it appeared that porcupine numbers had indeed declined throughout much of the province, although it remained unclear as to whether this decline was similar to that reported as naturally occurring for the species elsewhere in its range.

Ten years has passed since that initial survey, and I am now collecting similar information by which to draw comparisons. With this comparative information in hand, we will have a better understanding of whether the decline has continued, stabilized, or reversed itself. This work is being done as part of my undergraduate degree requirements at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. The results from this survey also may be incorporated into a scientific paper and/or presentation.

Please help me by completing this voluntary 5-minute survey.

To access the survey, simply click this link https://han29.typeform.com/to/Dh17rm

If that fails to work, you may copy and paste the survey link into the address bar of your Internet browser.

By completing this survey you are giving your consent to the usage of your answers in my graduating project. Your participation will be kept anonymous.

Please report on information only applicable to yourself and only respond to the survey once.

If you know any one else that may have input regarding porcupines, please forward them a copy of this email. I may be contacted at porcupines@tru.ca for more information or a paper copy of the survey. Please also email me if you would like to request a copy of the final report.

Thank you kindly for your time and cooperation.

Hannah Butcher

Fourth Year Natural Resource Science Student,

Thompson Rivers University

This project is being done in conjunction with Dr. Karl Larsen of TRU, the Conservation Data Centre of British Columbia, and the BC Ministry of Environment.

Draft Term of Reference

Draft Terms of References for the F&W Public Advisory Committee Peace Region

Meeting Minutes

PAC Meeting – 12-11-2014

Public Advisory Committee Meeting Summary – April 29th, 2014

Notes from May 31 2013 meeting

Public Advisory Committee minutes Nov 22, 2012

 

PAL: November 14, 2015

Restricted PAL: November 15, 2015

More information: CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSES poster Nov 14_15 2015

CORE: November 16 to 20, 2015

More information: The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education poster Nov 2015

This page provides digital snowmobile closure data that can be uploaded into GPS units for field use or viewed for trip planning purposes within Google Earth.

 

The BC Wildlife Federation is presenting a series of six questions to the federal party leaders as well as candidates within ridings. Region 7B of the BCWF sent out the questions to the candidates for the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies riding.

See the candidate answers.

Summary

Twelve of 12 (100%) high blocks, 18 of 52 (35%) moderate blocks, 31 of 122 (25%) low blocks, and 10 of 59 (17%) very low blocks were surveyed. The uncorrected moosepop estimate was 1175 ± 152 (90% Confidence Interval [CI]), the estimated bull/cow ratio was 44 ± 9.9 bulls per 100 cows and the estimated calf/cow ratio was 12 ± 2.7 calves per 100 cows. The uncorrected moose density estimate was 0.20 ± 0.026 moose per km2. When corrected for sightability (SCF = 1.20) the estimated moose density was 0.24 ± 0.033 moose per km2.

A portion of Management Unit 7-42 has previously been surveyed in 2001, 1993, and 1989. All previous surveys covered the MU 7-42 area south of the Prophet River. In 2001 the uncorrected moose density was 0.75 ± 0.12 moose per km2, the bull/cow ratio was 25 ± 7.4 bulls per 100 cows and the calf/cow ratio was 18 ± 3.5 calves per 100 cows. For direct comparison to previous surveys, 2015 moose population metrics were calculated for the MU 7-42 area south of the Prophet River. The uncorrected moose population density decreased 70% from 2001 to 2015, this change was statistically significant.

2015 MU 742 Moose Survey Report

PAL: October 24, 2015

PALR: October 25, 2015

CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSES poster Oct 24_25 2015

Tim Roth and Fouru Outerwear are huge sponsors of Resident Priority in BC.
Tims company is based in Kelowna, and all his manufacturing is done in Canada.
Fouru Outerwear is attempting to give back to those that do their part for the outdoors.
The Garbage bag challenge- watch this video and get in on the action today!

September 5, 2015 9 AM Start

More Information

September 14-18, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information:

The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education poster Sepember 2015

 

 

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