Event Updates


1. Next Club Event: Thursday, August 25, 7:00 pm.
This is an evening field trip. We’ll be heading to various nearby locations to seek out and identify invasive plants (plus whatever else crosses our path). The trip leader is Andrea Eastham, Program Manager, Northwest Invasive Plant Council, who will also explain why invasive plants are a problem, and what we can do about it. The current plan is to meet up at the Parks / MOE Headquarters on 18th Avenue, and car pool from there. More details will be provided closer to the time.

2. Fungi Trip?
Fields and woods are currently loaded with fungi of various kinds.  If you are knowledgeable about fungi – particularly edible and apparently-but-NOT-edible types – please let me know, as a field trip would be of interest to many.

3. Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program
There’s now a fine online magazine for the Province’s three fish & wildlife compensation programs, which have been loosely amalgamated into one. The URL is horrendously long, but the following will get you there:
www.bchydro.com/etc/medialib/internet/documents/about/our_commitment/fwcp/gds10-428_fwcp_newsletter.Par.0001.File.GDS10-428-FWCP-Newsletter-Summer.pdf

4. Application to build cat skiing operation on BearPaw Ridge
Members may have views about this application, which is adjacent to the current motorized closure areas for the Mountain Caribou Recovery Implementation Plan. The link below will describe the project, trails, proposed buildings, qualifications etc, and gives a place to click to submit comments:
http://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/viewpost.jsp?PostID=23125.
Comments are being accepted until August 20 2011.

Clive Keen

PS: shorebirds are currently coming through Prince George in good numbers. This guy was one of many found at Shelley on Tuesday.

Shore birds

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