Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter from CPAWS to read and share:

Fish and wildlife habitat set aside for conservation in Flathead Valley

CPAWS-BC and the Flathead Wild Coalition congratulate Teck on purchasing two parcels of land, totaling 2,220 hectares for conservation in the Flathead Valley. The purchases will help preserve important bull trout and cutthroat trout habitat as well as provide critical habitat connectivity for wide-ranging species such as grizzly bear and lynx to make their way from Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, across Highway 3, to Canada’s Rocky Mountain parks. Learn more about this important purchase.

Photo: Michael Ready

CPAWS presents J.B. Harkin Award to 3 outstanding conservationists

Harvey Locke, Ric Careless and John Marsh were honoured with Harkin Conservation Awards at the CPAWS 50th Anniversary celebration in Ottawa last week for their significant contribution to wilderness preservation in Canada. Both Locke and Careless have been leaders in British Columbia’s conservation movement, working tirelessly to protect some of our province’s most treasured landscapes.

Find out more about their conservation accomplishments.

From left to right: Harvey Locke, Ric Careless, John Marsh 

A toast to 50 years of wilderness protection 

With help from people like you, CPAWS has protected over 50 million hectares in the last 50 years. To celebrate this extraordinary success, CPAWS-BC supporters joined together to at Making Waves, CPAWS’ 50th Anniversary BC Gala  at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. It was a terrific event that reminded CPAWS just how lucky we are to have a passionate, dedicated group of supporters.  

For pictures from the evening, visit our Facebook page.  

Photo: Marcel Perro

Leadership for the Future

CPAWS-BC would like to welcome six talented new people to our Board of Directors. Their diverse skill sets, ranging from environmental law to community organizing, will be a strong asset to the organization. Thanks to the extraordinary leadership from our Board of Directors, CPAWS-BC is well positioned to tackle the many challenges that currently face our environment in British Columbia.

Read more about the individuals on our Board of Directors…


Conservation training program reaches young adults on the North Coast

“It’s the sense of a larger community of support that, to me, was most inspiring.” -Jacob Hommel, 2013 participant 

Jacob Hommel was one of the fifteen young adults who participated in Take Back the Wild, CPAWS-BC’s conservation training that took place in Prince Rupert late last month. In his blog post, he reflects on how Take Back the Wild connected him to a community of like-minded young adults who want to protect our land and oceans for future generations.  

Read more about his experience. 

Proposal for a new BC Water Sustainability Act unveiled

The BC government has released a proposal for the new Water Sustainability Act. Through Organizing for Change, CPAWS is working to ensure BC’s water is managed in a smarter way.  Please join in to protect our rivers, streams and groundwater, and to balance competing demands for this precious and limited resource. Act now! 

About this Newsletter

The CPAWS-BC monthly e-newsletter allows us to connect with our membership on a regular basis. Please feel free to circulate the newsletter among your own contacts and network. We welcome comments or feedback on the newsletter format or content — send us an email!

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is a national non-profit organization. CPAWS exists to help conserve wild nature in Canada. We have been protecting Canada’s nature since 1963 – 50 years of successful conservation experience. Since the founding of CPAWS we have played a significant role in protecting over 150 million acres of Canada’s wild spaces. 

Our vision is to protect at least 50% of B.C.’s wilderness and oceans, keeping B.C.’s great parks, oceans and ecosystems wild for this century and beyond.  

Keep up to date by following us at:

Twitter: @cpawsbc



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