CCRD releases statement on human-wildlife conflict management

CCRD releases statement on human-wildlife conflict management

On Thursday July 9th, the CCRD Board of Directors held their regular meeting. The next regular meeting of the CCRD Board will be September 10th and as always the public is welcome to attend.

Highlights from the July Board Meeting included the following statement from the CCRD Board of Directors about human-wildlife conflict management.

While the CCRD does not currently have the mandate or budget to take initiative regarding human-wildlife conflict in our district, CCRD supports the work of the Conservation Officer Service and WildSafe BC in our community by creating waste management policies and decisions that take wildlife attractants into account and providing links on our website to appropriate provincial agencies such as COS and WildSafe BC

In the interest of human and wildlife safety, CCRD strongly encourages all district residents to manage attractants on their property and to call the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) to report problems with wildlife.

The CCRD also advises its residents that the province is cutting strategic investment funding for 2015 by $15,000. The future of this substantial source of funding is uncertain heading into 2016.

Residents are encouraged to continue in the positive direction we have been moving regarding recycling and waste management.  More Recycling = More Revenue for community waste management initiatives and ensures the longevity of Thorsen Creek Waste and Recycling Centre.

The CCRD received a letter regarding the comment period for the “Great Bear Rainforest Order” Draft for Public Review. Public comments on the GBRO draft document are accepted by the Province until August 10, 2015. https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/tasb/SLRP/lrmp/nanaimo/EBM/GBR_BMTA/GBR%20LUO%20Draft%2020150609.pdf

The CCRD would also like to express thanks and appreciation to Doug Baker for taking care of the garbage from the bins at Nusatsum Park. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

For anyone interested in further information please visit the CCRD website at www.ccrd-bc.ca, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/centralcoastregionaldistrict , or stop by the office to talk with a CCRD staff member.  CCRD regular scheduled Board Meetings take place the second Thursday of every month, excluding August and January.

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