Rainshadow Grizzly Project taken
on by the Friends of Nemaiah Valley with research conducted by
McCrory Wildlife Services Ltd. and assisted by Boise Williams,
Xeni Gwet'in First Nations bear researcher and guide. One of the
mandates of the Friends of Nemaiah Valley is to "undertake
basic scientific research" in the area. Out of this research
they hope to develop a "Conservation Area Design Plan"
for the Wilderness Preserve area. There is no inventory and only
scant knowledge of the area and this non-governmental organization
has taken on the work to collect data which should be done prior
to considering any kind of development.
The Chilcotin Wild Horse Refuge - One
of the most immediate outcomes of the initial Rainshadow Grizzly
Project activities, is realizing this area is unique for wild
horses in North America in one very important way. It contains all
the top predators such as grizzly bears, wolves and mountain lion.
This combination, added with the wild salmon (in the Taseko and
Chilko Rivers and Elkins Creek) and wild horses is a combination
to be found nowhere else.
A site put on by the group Living By Water. It has produced some
guidebooks on how to live near water without disrupting habitat. Their
newsletter is Shorelines available on the web or by mail.
There are also materials that can be ordered including a children's
A listing of WRP projects that have been undertaken in the
Cariboo Chilcotin area. A good place to start researching what has been
A listing of the various inventories and databases that MELP
maintains. A new database is called Fish Wizard and it allows you to
zoom in on a system, creek or lake using a map and then gather fisheries
information from there (what studies have been done, info on the area
On the web page, under the title Technical Assistance is a
really good description of various stream bank revegetation techniques.
There is also a listing of what plants work well (keep in mind this is
for Alaska). Diagrams and pictures help with the visualization.
A large manual entitled "Stream Corridor Restoration:
Principles, Processes and Practices" Another how-to that takes you
through forming a group, identifying the problems and restoration
planning. Takes a long time to download.
Pacific Stream Keepers (mention that you can contact them to get
materials and train as stream keepers)
This site provides a wide range of resources to people dedicated
to stewardship and includes an opportunity for people to describe the
projects they are working on in their community. Use this site for
good links to other sources of information related to stewardship.
Stewardship Conservation Program
This is the DFO program that has put Stewardship Coordinators
and Habitat Auxiliaries in communities across BC and the Yukon to
support stewardship efforts. Use this site for good links to other
sources of information related to stewardship.
Information to help people monitor, protect, and restore rivers
Coast Environmental Law
West Coast Environmental Law provides groups with legal support
related to environmental law in BC.
Examples of Websites of
Individual Community Groups Working for Environmental Health
Thompson Watershed Committee
River Watershed Roundtable