West Moberly First Nation develops caribou recovery plan

The band says a provincial recovery plan will not address the problem. 

The Klinse-Za herd in the First Nation’s traditional territory near Fort St. John has now dwindled to 23 or fewer animals, so the band has published its own plan. It includes penning pregnant cows to protect them until they give birth, augmenting the herd with members of neighbouring herds, and restoring critical habitat. 

Two years ago, the band won a court fight over the province’s decision to grant a coal mining exploration permit that might affect the endangered Burnt Pine caribou herd in its territory, with a ruling that the province had to consult more fully with the band.

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.