The Gorley report has been released after Mr. Al Gorley travelled the Province talking to stakeholders and First Nations. The BC Wildlife Federation was highly involved in the process. The Province is acting on all 21 recommendations in the report. Some of the immediate actions taken include:
- Reducing the number of limited-entry hunts for moose cows and calves from 1,792 in 2011 to 200 in 2016.
- Preparing moose management plans for the Peace, Omineca and Cariboo regions.
- Using existing tools to increase habitat protection.
- Expanding moose survey work planned for this winter to include calf mortality.
- Read Gorley’s full report at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/management-issues/docs/Restoring-and-Enhancing-Moose-Populations-in-BC-July-8-2016.pdf
- Review the Province’s moose management framework at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/management-issues/docs/provincial_framework_for_moose_management_bc.pdf.
- Review the Province’s interim progress report on moose research at: http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/eirs/viewDocumentDetail.do?fromStatic=true&repository=BDP&documentId=12520