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Community involvement in Central Interior north of 100 Mile House

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Community involvement groups

Group Contact information Details
Bulkley-Nechako Regional District (BNRD)

Rory McKenzie
37 3rd Ave
PO Box 820
Burns Lake BC V0J 1E0

250-692-3195 or

Initiated in 2011, the BNRD has been involved in the Foreshore Inventory Mapping of Fraser Lake.
Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society (CCCS)

Vanessa Moberg
102-197 Second Ave
Williams Lake BC V2G 1Z5


Number of members/students: 60
Incorporated in 1996, the CCCS's goals are to promote land use and management decisions which enhance the stability, quality of life, and the economic viability of the community over the long term.
Cariboo Regional District (CRD)

Karen Moore
180 North 3rd Ave Suite D
Williams Lake BC V2G 2A4


Initiated in 2011, the CRD has been involved in the Foreshore Inventory Mapping of Horsefly Lake and the West Arm of Quesnel Lake and other watershed protection projects.
Exploration Place

Tracy Calogheros
PO Box 1779
Prince George BC V2L 4V7


Number of members/students: 800 family memberships, 50 individual memberships, 40 senior/student memberships
Opening in 2001, this museum has many exhibits supporting public education and awareness of our world's resources including a display of Sara listed Nechako White Sturgeon.
Fraser Basin Council

Erin Robinson, Cariboo-Chilcotin
410 Kinchant St
Quesnel BC V2G 1Z5


Kim Menounos, Upper Fraser
207-155 George St
Prince George BC V2L 1P8


Established in 1997, the Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit society that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser Basin and across British Columbia. FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations), along with those from the private sector and civil society.
Friends of Churn Creek Protected Area Society

Ordell Steen
PO Box 4144
Williams Lake BC V2G 2V2


Members/students: 30 members
Formed in 2009, the society's principal goals are to increase public awareness, support research and to promote conservation and restoration of the natural ecosystems within the Churn Creek Protected Area.
Gavin Lake Forest Education Society

Mike Tudor
72 South 7th Av
Williams Lake BC V2G 4N5


Starting in 1996, the GLFES promotes public education and awareness programs and an understanding of the complexities of life in the forests around us.
Horsefly River Roundtable (HRT)

Steve Hocquard
PO Box 267
Horsefly BC V0L 1L0


Members/students: 27
Incorporated in 2007, the HRT's mission is "to be a catalyst to achieve and maintain healthy Horsefly community watersheds, through coordinated management of all resources, respect for all concerns and cooperative, positive action."
Murray Creek Stream Revitalization Project and the Nechako Environmental and Water Stewardship Society

Wayne Salewski
PO Box 1983
Vanderhoof BC V0J 3A0


Members/students: 10
Since its inception in 2009, this group is primarily involved in restoring and enhancing fish habitat, as well as promoting public education and awareness and building partnerships with the agricultural community.
Nechako Watershed Roundtable

Theresa Fresco
Fraser Basin Council
207-155 George St
Prince George BC V2L 1P8


The Nechako Watershed Roundtable is 2015 collaborative initiative established to protect and improve the health of the Nechako watershed for future generations. The Roundtable (NWR) includes representation from BC First Nations, the Province of BC, local governments and other agencies and organizations having responsibilities and interests in the watershed.
Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative

Michelle Roberge
Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre
PO Box 710
3030 Burrard Ave
Vanderhoof BC V0J 3A2


Members/students: 24 members on the community working group and 12 members on the technical working group.
Assembled in 2001, the group's long-term goal is to return the SARA listed Nechako White Sturgeon to a self-sustaining population. The group maintains partnerships with First Nation's communities and external parties.
Prince George Naturalists

Shanelle Marshall, President
PO Box 1092
Prince George BC V2L 4V2


Number of Members/Students – 75
PGNC was incorporated as a society in British Columbia on February 11, 2014 and their goals are creating an interest in knowing, protecting and enhancing all aspects of the natural world: mammals, birds, wildflowers, fungi, forests, fish, geology, amphibians, reptiles, astronomy etc.
Recycling & Environmental Action Planning Society (REAPS)

Terri McClymont
PO Box 444
Prince George BC V2L 4S6


Established in 1989, Reaps has a mission to foster environmental stewardship and to promote public education and awareness programs in the Regional District of Fraser Fort George. They are involved in the Stream to Sea Program.
Regional District of Fraser-Fort George

Lara Beckett
155 George St
Prince George BC V2L 1P8


The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George was incorporated on March 8, 1967 and promotes public education and awareness programs some of which involve salmon and their habitat.
Spruce City Wildlife Association (SCWA)

Dustin Snyder and Baylie Flanagan
1384 River Rd
Prince George BC V2L 4S2


Members 100+
Chartered in 1970, SCWA fosters public education and awareness programs concerning fish, wildlife and their habitats. SCWA also operates a community hatchery out of their stewardship centre on the banks of the Nechako River.
Water Gratitude Society

Danielea Castell
741 Callanan St
Quesnel BC V2J 2V5


Members - 11
Foster water and salmon stewardship in schools and communities through creative water appreciation programs and tools. Organizes annual Rivers Day event called The Bank of Gratitude which is hosted in 9+ communities across BC and Alberta. Through music, meditation and art making community members express gratitude to their local river from the riverbank, hence the name. Community art and experiences showcased on website and social media.
University of Northern British Columbia's Quesnel River Research Centre

Michael Allchin
PO Box 28
Likely BC V0L 1N0


The UNBC's QRRC provides a setting for both land and aquatic based research and collaboration with community groups, First Nations, provincial, national and international universities, government agencies and industry. They also assist with the DFO Stream to Sea program.
Williams Lake field Naturalists (WLFN)/Scout Island Nature Center

Sue Hemphill
1305A Borland Rd
Williams Lake BC V2G 5K5


Members/students: 206
Incorporated in 1977, the WLFN's principal focus has been to increase awareness and understanding of the world of nature in the Cariboo-Chilcotin providing education programs for schools as well as for adults. They are involved in the Stream to Sea and High School Mentoring Programs.

Education activity

Institution School incubators Students Dissections
Williams Lake school district 10 250 10
Tsilhqot’in Tribal Council area schools 3 150 3
Quesnel school district 9 225 10
Prince George school district 16 850 16
Nechako Lakes school district 6 250 6
Spruce City Wildlife Association (PG) 4 500 2

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