A so-called “unprecedented” Wildlife Management Round table will bring in several different stakeholders to Cranbrook this weekend.
Representatives from First Nations, hunting groups and environmental advocates, along with politicians from all levels of government are expected at the Heritage Inn 1 PM Saturday afternoon.
BC Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Chair Bill Hanlon previously told us the different parties are meeting with the goal to have wildlife management made a priority heading into May’s BC election.
Hanlon says top of mind here in the East Kootenay is declining animal populations.
He adds he expects groups to put their differences aside for the bi-partisan event and align common interests.
Groups such as Wildsight, Ktunanxa Nation Council, the East Kootenay Wildlife Association and the Elk Valley Rod and Gun Club are expected to attend.
– Josh Hoffman
– BC Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Chair Bill Hanlon