Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program adds board member to Peace Region

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program welcomed a new member to its Peace Region b…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program welcomed a new member to its Peace Region board on Monday.

Chris Addison has been named to the board as a public representative, according to a release Monday.

An active wildlife biologist for the last 25 years, Addison focuses on game and species-at-risk.

Addison has worked with Treaty 8 First Nations, local stakeholders, and the provincial government on caribou recovery as it relates to moose and predators.

“Chris brings an obvious love for our region and extensive experience in wildlife biology to our board,” says FWCP Peace Region Manager Chelsea Coady.

“Most importantly, he has a wealth of connections with local stakeholders and the public, and we feel incredibly lucky that he’ll be able to bring that input to the board table.”

Addison brings a wealth of experience and education to the role, according to FWCP. Born in Mackenzie and raised in Prince George, Addison has a Bachelor of Science in biology from UBC in 1996 and is a registered professional biologist.

Since 2011, Addison and his two children have called Fort St. John home.

Addison will join the 16 member Peace Region board, assisting with decision-making about FWCP funding for fish and wildlife projects.

The annual grant intake for the FWCP opens on August 12th.

Go to the FWCP website for more information.

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