According to Ts^ilhqot’in National Government Tribal Chief Joe Alphonse, the first of a series of roundtable discussions on how to better protect moose populations was a success.
As part of the Moose Co-Management Agreement signed with the province this fall, the roundtables represent an opportunity to share ideas an experiences between all stakeholders.
Chief Alphonse says the discussions help to foster an understanding between all groups and inspire dialogue that is needed to guide change.
Moose populations are a critical part of the ecosystem in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, which have been devastated by wildfires, logging, and the mountain pine beetle epidemic in recent years.
The roundtable, held in Williams Lake on Tuesday, is the first of a series specifically requested by the Ts^ilhqot’in in the agreement.