Audio: MP Wayne Stetski shares views on draft federal/provincial caribou recovery plan

Audio: Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski discussed the draft caribou recovery plan between the federal and provincial governments.

File photo: Female caribou eat lichen picked by volunteers. Photo: Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild

In this audio interview, Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski (NDP) talks with Aaron Orlando about the draft Species at Risk Act Section 11 agreement between the federal and B.C. governments.

The plan is expected to have implications for forestry, snowmobiling, heliskiing and other backcountry resource and recreation activities in the Revelstoke area.

Prior to his career as a Member of Parliament, Steski worked on conservation for government organizations, and was involved in negotiating a caribou management agreement in the Revelstoke area with the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club.

For more on the caribou recovery plans, see our archive of caribou-related stories here, including recent updates:

The comment period on the draft plan is currently available on the provincial government’s Engage B.C. website.

We reached out to Stetski for his views. Listen to our Mar. 29 interview here: