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Caribou engagement sessions scheduled for the Peace River Regional District

Caribou in the Klinse-za maternal pen near Chetwynd, B.C., in June 2015. Tristan Brand photo.
Caribou in the Klinse-za maternal pen near Chetwynd, B.C., in June 2015. Tristan Brand photo

Members of the public are invited to attend community engagement sessions to provide their feedback on two draft agreements to conserve southern mountain caribou populations.

The two draft agreements have been developed under section 11 of the federal Species at Risk Act. A draft partnership agreement between B.C., Canada, West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations proposes specific habitat protection and restoration measures to recover the central group herds of southern mountain caribou.

A draft section 11 agreement between B.C. and Canada sets a framework for co-operation between the two governments to recover southern mountain caribou.

Staff from the provincial and federal governments and Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations will share information about the draft agreements and will be available to answer questions.

Feedback collected from these sessions will help inform the final agreements.

The community engagement sessions are scheduled as follows:

* Chetwynd
Monday, April 1
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Chetwynd Recreation Centre
4552 North Access Rd.

* Fort St. John
Tuesday, April 2
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre
11308 Alaska Rd.

* Tumbler Ridge
Wednesday, April 3
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Trend Mountain Hotel and Conference Centre
375 Southgate St.

* Dawson Creek
Thursday, April 4
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Encana Events Centre
#1 300 Hwy. 2

Overviews of the draft agreements, a feedback form, maps and general information are available online at:

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