Free Public Talk: External Review of Caribou Management
The Columbia Mountains Institute in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia is hosting a meeting to support an external review of population-based caribou management in the Columbia Mountains and Northeastern BC. The overall purpose of the meeting is to critically assess the effectiveness of population-based management levers for supporting recovery of Southern mountain caribou. The main population-based levers employed in the past 5 years have been maternal penning, augmentation/translocations, prey reductions, and most recently, predator control. These tools have had varying degree of success. No comprehensive review comparing the merits of these approaches has been undertaken, despite enormous economic and political cost of some of these approaches.
This meeting will inform the external review paper to be prepared by two academics from outside the province (Dr. Evelyn Merrill and Dr. Stan Boutin, both from the University of Alberta).
The external reviewers will present their preliminary findings from the to the public at 7 pm on November 25, 2015 at the Revelstoke United Church. 314 McKenzie Ave. All are welcome at this free event.