If you are interested in helping shape fisheries policy in the East Kootenay, then the Province would like to hear from you.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is forming a Classified Waters Review Committee. The purpose of the committee is for ministry staff and stakeholders to:
- Meet and review the status and performance of angling management plans (AMPs) established in 2004 for seven watersheds (Wigwam River, Elk River, Bull River, St. Mary River, Skookumchuck Creek, White River and Upper Kootenay River).
- Make recommendations to the ministry on regional AMP options and future classified waters management for implementation planned for 2015.
The ministry is particularly interested in hearing from local anglers, angling guides and sport fishery organizations in the East Kootenay.
The existing angling management plans are now 10 years old, and the ministry is reviewing the performance of the plans, and soliciting ideas for ways they can be improved.
For more information, and to apply to be a member of the committee contact Kevin Heidt at the ministry regional office in Cranbrook 250 489-8540 or by email at: Kevin.Heidt@gov.bc.ca
The deadline for submissions is May 16, 2014.
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations