Conservation

CV Land Trust executive director Tim Ennis, CV Conservation Partnership co-ordinator Françoise Gervais, and First Credit Union representatives Chris Higgins and Alana McIntyre celebrate the sponsorship of Nature Without Borders. Photo credit: McKinnon Photography

Comox Valley Conservation Partnership’s ‘Nature Without Borders’ plan gets a financial boost

The Comox Valley Conservation Partnership is updating “Nature without Borders” to support…

 

A Calgary man received a two-year ban from hunting in the province for using a B.C. resident licence to hunt. Photo Facebook/BCCOS

Calgary man receives ban, $2,875 fine for using B.C. resident licence to hunt

Incident took place in 2019 on Vancouver Island

 

BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)

Five U.S. citizens fined for fishing with barbed hooks near Bella Coola

BC Conservation officers caught them during a patrol of the Dean River

 

Residents are being warned about a cougar near Lake Trail Disk Golf Course in Courtenay. (File photo)

Reports of a cougar near Lake Trail Disk Golf Course in Courtenay

Conservation officers were combing the forest near the Lake Trail Disk Golf…

Residents are being warned about a cougar near Lake Trail Disk Golf Course in Courtenay. (File photo)
Current Environmental and Town of Comox staff repaired the Balmoral Avenue fish ladder this summer. (photo credit – R. Wong)

Pacific Salmon Foundation grant pays for repairs to fish ladder in Comox

The repairs to the fish ladder located at Balmoral Avenue, in the…

Current Environmental and Town of Comox staff repaired the Balmoral Avenue fish ladder this summer. (photo credit – R. Wong)
BC Forage Fish Monitoring network member Alanna Vivani (far left) with the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) – training volunteer community scientists how to monitor their local beaches for spawning forage fish. Photo credit: MABRRI, 2019

Stewardship groups from around the Salish Sea come together for forage fish conservation

By Jennifer Sutherst Special to the Record Declining salmon runs, starving sea…

BC Forage Fish Monitoring network member Alanna Vivani (far left) with the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) – training volunteer community scientists how to monitor their local beaches for spawning forage fish. Photo credit: MABRRI, 2019
Black Press File photo

Child finds dead buck in yard; Okanagan man fined for not reporting shot and injured deer

The event happened in Feb. 2021, during the hunting offseason

Black Press File photo
Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons is thrilled the provincial government is stopping the antlerless moose hunt in Region 7. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. group applauds province for protecting cow moose in Omineca region

Regulation changes will see calf and cow moose hunts left out of the Limited Entry Hunt in Region 7

Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons is thrilled the provincial government is stopping the antlerless moose hunt in Region 7. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Peter Pauwels, a retired conservation officer, says the job offers many interesting and rewarding moments, but there are many challenges. “We have to do many unpleasant things in this job. The amount of animals I’ve had to kill is staggering. (Contrtibuted - Peter Pauwels)

We don’t enjoy ‘killing animals,’ says former B.C. conservation officer

Peter Pauwels discusses the challenges and rewards of 30 years on the job

Peter Pauwels, a retired conservation officer, says the job offers many interesting and rewarding moments, but there are many challenges. “We have to do many unpleasant things in this job. The amount of animals I’ve had to kill is staggering. (Contrtibuted - Peter Pauwels)
During a routine fish monitoring in June, over 90 non-native pumpkinseed fish (Lepomis gibbosus) were captured in Wildwood Marsh off of Burns Road which is connected to the Tsolum via Smit Creek. Photo submitted

Tsolum River Restoration Society encounters invasive fish species in local waters

Volunteers with the Tsolum River Restoration Society have made a disturbing discovery:…

During a routine fish monitoring in June, over 90 non-native pumpkinseed fish (Lepomis gibbosus) were captured in Wildwood Marsh off of Burns Road which is connected to the Tsolum via Smit Creek. Photo submitted
Friends of Comox-Lazo Forest Reserve Society president Barbara Price (left) and board member Marcia Turner (right) present Cumberland Community Forest Society board member Annabelle Sproule a cheque for $1,700. The Friends of Comox-Lazo Forest Reserve Society has dissolved and the money was what remained in their account. Photo supplied.

Friends of Comox-Lazo Forest Reserve Society dissolves

Outstanding funds donated to the Cumberland Community Forest Society

  • Jul 26, 2022
Friends of Comox-Lazo Forest Reserve Society president Barbara Price (left) and board member Marcia Turner (right) present Cumberland Community Forest Society board member Annabelle Sproule a cheque for $1,700. The Friends of Comox-Lazo Forest Reserve Society has dissolved and the money was what remained in their account. Photo supplied.
Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards are hosting a Family Watershed Day in Cousin’s Park, Courtenay from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Photo supplied

Courtenay’s Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards hosting ‘Family Watershed Day’

By Robin Harrison Special to the Record Millard Creek and its principal…

  • Jul 10, 2022
Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards are hosting a Family Watershed Day in Cousin’s Park, Courtenay from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Photo supplied
A baby red-tailed hawk, right, originally captured as live food for an eaglet, left, has become part of a family of eagles on Gabriola Island. The eagles are feeding and caring for it after the eaglet wouldn’t kill it when it was brought to the nest in early June. (Photo courtesy Sharron Palmer-Hunt)

From food to family member: Baby B.C. hawk goes from eagle bait to roommate

Red-tailed hawklet brought to the nest as food instead gets adopted by eagles near Nanaimo

A baby red-tailed hawk, right, originally captured as live food for an eaglet, left, has become part of a family of eagles on Gabriola Island. The eagles are feeding and caring for it after the eaglet wouldn’t kill it when it was brought to the nest in early June. (Photo courtesy Sharron Palmer-Hunt)
Firefighters view from the rescue ladder atop their big rig. (Mill Bay Fire Rescue photo)

CO says residential neighbourhood failed euthanized Vancouver Island bear

Underweight yearling had been raiding unsecured Cobble Hill garbage cans for more than a week

Firefighters view from the rescue ladder atop their big rig. (Mill Bay Fire Rescue photo)
The Campbell River Estuary Conservation Area. (Photo/Nature Conservancy of Canada).

Federal goal to conserve 25% of land by 2025 achievable – with work: advocate

Protecting land requires time and money, says B.C. Vice President of conservation organization

The Campbell River Estuary Conservation Area. (Photo/Nature Conservancy of Canada).
B.C. Conservation Officer Service. (Black Press file)

Mother bear and cubs in Nanaimo put down after getting into garbage 50 times

B.C. Conservation Officer Service says decision to euthanize animals wasn’t taken lightly

B.C. Conservation Officer Service. (Black Press file)
The BC Conservation Officer Service is asking people not to disturb fawns, even if they appear alone. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

‘Don’t be a fawn-napper’: BC Conservation reminds public to leave baby deer alone

Lonely-looking fawns likely aren’t actually abandoned, conservation service says

The BC Conservation Officer Service is asking people not to disturb fawns, even if they appear alone. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
A bear, top left, and two cubs are expected to be relocated by officials after being spotted on Moyse Crescent in Nanaimo on May 28. (Photo courtesy James Toews)

Relocation for mother bear and cubs after being spotted in central Nanaimo

Animals located in wooded area near hospital district, according to Nanaimo RCMP

A bear, top left, and two cubs are expected to be relocated by officials after being spotted on Moyse Crescent in Nanaimo on May 28. (Photo courtesy James Toews)
Bear viewing guide and expert Ellie Lamb is concerned B.C. conservation officers are euthanizing too many bears, but the conservation service says it’s always a last resort. (Submitted: Tracy Duncan)

BC Conservation needs oversight on bear euthanizations, expert argues

More than 600 bears killed in B.C. in 2021

Bear viewing guide and expert Ellie Lamb is concerned B.C. conservation officers are euthanizing too many bears, but the conservation service says it’s always a last resort. (Submitted: Tracy Duncan)
Signage warning about the bear on the loose in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

UPDATED: Two black bears euthanized after man aggressively pursued in Port Hardy

Two bears matching description of the aggressive bear trapped and destroyed by conservation officers

Signage warning about the bear on the loose in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)