Times Colonist article: Will ‘Super, natural BC’ be here for your kids?

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In the Times Colonist article Will ‘Super, natural BC’ be here for your kids? James Walker, former assistant deputy minister in the provincial Ministry of Environment, and before that director of wildlife, discusses key issues that must be considered in planning to ensure future environmental protection.  Walker suggests that the province needs a 50-year vision to protect wilderness and wildlife and emphasizes that although individual projects may be small, cumulative impacts can have a significant effect on the quality of habitat.  “At one time the Okanagan was prime habitat for grizzlies, wolves and other wilderness species – largely gone now, even in the remaining ‘outback’ of these areas.”

 

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