British Columbia Power Project Given Go Ahead

British Columbia Ministry of Natural Resources, Bear Hunting Magazine

The government of British Columbia has given conditional approval to a run-of-river power project in the Upper Lillooet River Valley that had received a large amount of public opposition. Those opposing the project included provincial wildlife biologists who had concerns over grizzly bear habitat.

Their Environment Minister and Energy, Mines and Natural Gas Minister ended up attaching 37 conditions to the three run-of-river hydro facilities.

Among the conditions included:
• Contribute to the province's regional grizzly bear monitoring program and participate in provincially led access management planning.

• Implement a grizzly bear management plan, and other wildlife management plans, as part of a broader human-wildlife interaction plan.

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