Cariboo Chilcotin Shorelines
“The edge where land and water meet is one of the richest, most productive ecological zones on earth…“
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Shorelines around the world are being lost everyday. Here in the Cariboo Chilcotin we are lucky because we still have the opportunity to save them, as they are not as impacted as in other areas of the world. So by saving shorelines we protect the variety of plants and wildlife that we are so fond of seeing in the Cariboo Chilcotin.
We are embarking on a campaign to share the magnificence of shorelines in the Cariboo Chilcotin. Shorelines provide erosion control, habitat for animals and play a vital role in decreasing algae blooms in lakes, creeks, rivers and wetlands. Due to various cumulative impacts, the functions of shorelines are decreasing, so now is the time to take action! Click here for tips on what you can do.
Groups Involved in Shoreline Awareness Initiative: The Baker Creek Enhancement Society, The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, The Ministry of Environment, Ducks Unlimited, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Cariboo Regional District, Fraser Basin Council, Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society, City of Quesnel and City of Williams Lake.
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