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Erica Fisher

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.

The count first began several years ago after the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations received complaints from local farmers and ranchers about wildlife communities causing agricultural crop damage. The Ministry wanted to change hunting regulations for certain wildlife populations, but first had to collect information on specific species population densities.

The region has been sectioned into 25 square kilometre survey blocks in the areas of Fort St. John, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge and Hudson’s Hope to help keep an accurate count of wildlife in the Peace Region. Last year 48 participants surveyed 87 blocks, counting a total of 1,097 ungulates and 34 predators. Volunteers record any wildlife they see, including predators and unhealthy or diseased animals. The main focus is on ungulates, as well as sharp-tailed grouse.

Volunteers are asked to sign up for one of the two days by contacting FrontCounter B.C. in Fort St. John at 250 787-3415 or Julie Kline at the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations at 250-787-3294 or email at julie.kline@gov.bc.ca by the end of January 10. The early deadline will give staff time to coordinate the volunteers.

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