Call to Action

Are you concerned:

  • About not being consulted about Southern Mountain Caribou Recovery in the Burnt Pine Herd
  • About the socioeconomic impacts of any changes to land use in the Peace River Regional District  
  • About Caribou Protection
  • About potential losses to the timber harvest that may result in job losses
  • About the potential impact on industries such as trapping, outfitting, agriculture, and the service industry if an AIP (Agreement In Principal) is put in place
  • About the impacts on lost tax revenue if an AIP (Agreement In Principal) is put in place

Ways to get involved:

  • Discuss your concerns with friends
  • Tell a local, regional, provincial and federal politician what you think about the plan
  • Write a letter to the editor
  • Call local media
  • Send an email
  • Share your concerns or the PRRD press release on Social Media
  • Start a petition

The list of contacts that the PRRD sent emails to here Caribou Contact List

“One voice calling for change is more powerful when combined with many others.”



Governments, First Nations enhance caribou protection – B.C. Provincial Government Press Release – 02/24/2020

Caribou agreements signed – Alaska Highway News – 02/21/2020

Politicians express disappointment in Caribou Partnership Agreement – Energetic City – 02/21/2020

Bring more voices to caribou recovery plan, says B.C. premier’s former liaison – ChatNews Today – 02/02/2020

Former Liberal Blair Lekstrom quits post as Premier Horgan’s caribou liaison – The Star – 01/24/2020


Caribou leadership table a ‘waste of time’: report – Kamloops Matters – 12/10/2019

Plans to save threatened B.C. caribou on hold as NDP mends fences – Energetic City – 07/06/2019

Caribou recovery could cut millions from South Peace economy and incomes, study finds – Alaska Highway News – 05/27/2019

First Nations unfairly caught in ‘fiasco’ over caribou recovery, mayor says – Alaska Highway News – 05/22/2019

Evan Saugstad: Adding clarity to national coverage of caribou recovery – Alaska Highway News – 05/16/2019

Horgan taps Dawson Creek councillor as right-hand man in contentious caribou plan – Alaska Highway News – 04/16/2019

‘No easy solution’: Governments pitch caribou plan to skeptical public in Fort St. John – Alaska Highway News – 04/03/2019

Public caribou meetings scheduled April 1 to 4 – Alaska Highway News – 03/26/2019

From reduced snowmobiling to continued wolf cull, wide range of options in B.C.’s caribou protection plans – CBC – 03/21/2019

Caribou recovery plan proposes resource development closures in critical habitat – Alaska Highway News – 03/21/2019

Province releases draft agreement for Caribou recovery in Northeast B.C. – Energetic City – 03/21/2019

Still no dates confirmed for caribou recovery consultations – Alaska Highway News – 02/21/2019

Letter from the Government regarding Caribou Meetings – Energetic City – 02/14/2019

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – Southern Mountain Caribou Closures Town Hall – Energetic City – 02/04/2019

PRRD host a special meeting with the Government regarding Southern Mountain Caribou – Energetic City – 01/15/2019


Dan Davies: Caribou recovery plans must be made transparent – Alaska Highway News – 12/26/2018

Caribou plan raises questions – Prince George Citizen – 12/06/2018

Residents feel way of life in Northern BC is at risk with proposed Caribou Recovery Program – Energetic City – 12/05/2018

Local reaction after provincial government cancels meeting about caribou recovery efforts – CJDC – 12/05/2018

How the Caribou Recovery Program could impact the Peace Region – CJDC – 12/04/2018

Province kills caribou meetings – The Dawson Creek Mirror – 12/04/2018

Province hikes fines for off-road, snowmobile use in caribou recovery areas – Alaska Highway News – 12/04/2018

Caribou meeting cancelled – Alaska Highway News – 12/04/2018

Northern BC officials concerned caribou protection plan could hurt jobs – CBC – 12/01/2018

Province, regional district set to meet on caribou recovery plan – Alaska Highway News – 12/01/2018

Peace River Regional District wants role in caribou recovery planning – Alaska Highway News – 11/30/2018

Is our backcountry access being threatened? – Dawson Creek Mirror – 11/30/2018 

Daybreak North with Carolina de Ryk – Northern B.C. officials concerned caribou protection could hurt jobs – CBC – 11/27/2018 

Daybreak North with Carolina de Ryk – Northern B.C. officials concerned caribou protection could hurt jobs – CBC – 11/27/2018 

Bob Zimmer: Public, local governments need voice heard on southern mountain caribou plan – Alaska Highway News – 11/26/2018 

Environment groups ask feds to step up caribou protection – e-know – 11/26/2018

Ottawa orders B.C. to act to save threatened caribou – The Globe and Mail – 05/06/2018

UBCM Update & PRRD Response

PRRD Response to UBCM Update 

November 29th, 2018: PRRD Board Response to UBCM Update

Southern Mountain Caribou Update

At the 2018 UBCM Convention members endorsed resolution B116 from the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) seeking in part, “real consultation with affected communities before announcing decisions” related to the southern mountain caribou recovery plan.

UBCM has received the following update from provincial officials in regard to the Southern Mountain Caribou:

The province is taking all reasonable efforts to support the recovery of Southern Mountain Caribou in British Columbia. The BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV) and Environment Climate Change Canada (ECCC) have been developing a S.11 Bilateral Conservation Agreement (S.11 Agreement) under the Species At Risk Act. (SARA). This S.11 Agreement will contain overarching commitments and meaningful strategies for the recovery of Southern Mountain Caribou in BC while minimizing implications to local governments and to the various industry sectors that operate in caribou habitat. The S.11 Agreement is looking to increase efforts for habitat restoration, maternity penning, and minimizing land disturbance, etc. 

The Province of BC has also been negotiating a Caribou Recovery Partnership Agreement (Partnership Agreement) with the federal government and West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations. This Partnership Agreement will contain conservation and recovery measures specific to the recovery of the Central Group (South Peace area) of Southern Mountain Caribou.

The area to which the Partnership Agreement will apply, and the potential constraints in terms of development and recreation activities, are still under negotiations, and face-to-face engagement with local governments, other Indigenous nations, sectors and stakeholders in this area will take place before both the S.11 Agreement and the Partnership Agreement are finalized and signed.

Seniors official with the provincial government have met with PRRD twice over the past three weeks, and have provided them the information they have requested.  The Province will continue to meet with the PRRD to address their concerns.

All of these caribou recovery efforts are opportunities where existing and new partnerships with industry and community stakeholders can contribute to successful caribou recovery. 

For further information please contact Caribou Recovery at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development or visit the Provincial Caribou Recovery Program website.

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