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Valley Vision | towards a comprehensive vision for the future of the Bulkley Valley

Quality Waters Strategy Needs Input

The BC Ministry of Environment is implementing a Quality Waters Strategy in the Skeena River watershed.

The Strategy is a community engagement process, utilizing input from provincial, regional and local recreational angling sectors to identify waters of concern that require new or revised regulations. The Quality Waters Strategy is a response to persistent steelhead angler-use issues — crowding, illegal guiding, etc. — and a degraded quality of angling experience.

An open house (5:00 – 7:00 PM) and a public meeting (7:00 – 9:00 PM) is scheduled for each of the following locations in the Bulkley Valley.

  • Houston Senior’s Centre Monday Feb. 25, 2008
  • Smithers Hudson Bay Lodge Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008
  • Hazelton Kispiox Valley Hall Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

Terrace. Kitimat and Prince Rupert sessions are also scheduled for following three days.

The community engagement process will take almost a year to complete and will result in Angling Management Plans (AMPs). AMPs will define management strategies to improve angling experience. Stakeholder-based working groups will help develop the AMPs and may also recommend revisions to sport fishing regulations on the Skeena. The AMPs do not address steelhead populations and conservation issues.

The facilitator for the Skeena Quality Waters Strategy is Alan Dolan, 250-478-8056

For more information, go to the Ministry of Environment’s Skeena Quality Waters Strategy website.

More info? Should Valley Vision include angling plans?

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