Letters and briefs

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2017

Received Letter – Update on Southern Caribou
Pink Mountain Correspondence Sent March 2017
Proposed bridge replacing the George Massey Tunnel
Proposed Aurora LNG Project, Digby Island, Prince Rupert, B.C.
 March 2017
Ban on imidacloprid pesticide February 2017
Response on Aichi Protected Area – April 2017
2017-02-16 – Letter to Federal and Provincial Environment Ministers – Aichi protected areas targets
Pathway to Canada Target 1 Initiative
Mt. Polley Letter January 2017

2016

Management of Farm Salmon Response
BC Nature – Commercial-scale solar power December 2016
Solar Power Gov’t Response
SAR input from BCNature Nov28 2016
BC Nature Nov 2016 on ORV Advertisement
Revision of the Climate Action Plan – Sept 2016
Climate Action Response Rec

2015

August

Letter: BC Research Permit Policy Approved

2014

June
Letter to Premier Clark re: Agriculture Land Reserve

Submission re: BC Endangered River List

May

Letter Rec’d – response to Peter Fassbender re:  Education Correspondence
Letter to Peter Fassbender re: Education Correspondence

Letter sent to Steve Thomson re: Off Road Vehicle – Bill 13

Resolution re: Grizzly Bear Hunt

March
Letter to Premier Clark re: Agricultural development in Baynes Sound

Letter to Steve Thomson re: Off Road Vehicles – Bill 13

February
Letter to Honorable Steve Thomson re: Bill 5 Amendment Act

2013

December 10
Request for follow up on Cohen report for the preservation and management of wild salmon

Letter re: Proposed Harrison-Chehalis Wildlife Management Area

December 6
Submission to CEAA on Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project

November 22
Letter to CEAA re: Proposed Site C Dam and its environmental impacts

November
Letter to Hon. Mary Polak re: Water Sustainability

October 31
Letter re: Engagement in the process towards creating a National Park Reserve in the South Okanagan Similkameen

October 23
Letter of support for ‘Protection and Stewardship of Species At Risk and their Habitat on Salt Spring 2014-2017’

October 18
Letter to Premier Clark re: Increasing the budget for BC Parks

October 7
Letter to Cowichan Mayor Lefebure and Members of Council re: Echo Heights Forest development proposal

October 5
Letter requesting a Federal Environmental Assessment for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project

October 3
Letter re: Proposed removal of land in the Somenos Marsh Conservation Area from ALR

August 14
Letter of concern over FortisBC application to build dam and reservoir on Similkameen

June 10
Letter of concern over the application of Rocky Mountain Adventures to develop three hunting camps

June 4
Letter of thanks for the Province’s rejection of the Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline

May 31
Signed Reply re: Proposal to establish National Park in South Okanagan and Lower Similkameen

March 19
Response from Fisheries Minister – re Cohen Report Letter sent Nov 14

January 29
Letter to R. Fleming re:  ORV Legislation

2012

November 14
Letter to Premier Clark & Prime Minister Harper – BC Natures’ stance on the Cohen Report

June 19
Letter to K. Ashfield (Fisheries & Oceans) re: Gravel Removal from the Lower Fraser River, BC

June 12
Letter to Premier Clark – re South Okanagan-Similkameen Proposed Park

May 15
Letter to Premier Clark – British Columbia’s failure to take a position on the Northern Gateway Project

March 5
Letter to Susan Farlinger – Opposition to Kokish River Hydroelectric Project (letter kosish march 2012)

February 22
Letter to Honorable Steve Thomson Opposing Proposed Log Drop Zone at Flores Island – Clayoquot Sound

February 3
Letter Premier Clarke on the BC withdrawal of support for a National Park in the South Okanagan-Lower Similkameen Valley

January 16
Letter sent – Prime Minister Steven Harper – BC Nature objection to comments on NGP opponents

2011

December 15
Natural Resource Area Roads Act – Comments

December 15
Species at Risk – Comments on Humpback Whales listing

December 2
Letter from Minister and Deputy Premier Kevin Falcon – response to Resolution 2011-02

November 22
Letter from Peter Kent – response to Resolution 2011-06

October 19
Update Water Moderization – Minster T. Lake

September 19 
Metro Vancouver Parks Plan

August 30
Species at Risk Task force Follow up

August 16
Response Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operation on “Lake TSA”

August 15
Metro Vancouver Ecological Comments

April 8
Follow up Letter to Minister Terry Lake on Park Interpretation

March 22
Letter to Premier Christie Clark about Shale Gas Development in British Columbia.
Response from Christy Clark to BC Nature on Shale Document

March 15 
Minister Terry Lake – Park Interpretation
Honourable Peter Kent – Support for Bowen Island Park

March 14
Submission to Water Act Modernization

February 28
Newspaper Ad promoting funding for BC Parks “BC Parks 100 – Running on Empty” — BC Nature joined 36 other organizations, led by Western Canada Wilderness Committee, to sign-on ad in the Province Newspaper and Times-Colonist.

January 27
Letter and media release that an international coalition of environmental groups (including Nature Canada and BC Nature) have withdrawn in protest a complaint against Canada through the NAFTA review process, respect to failure to enforce laws for species at risk,

2010

November 16
Letter to Mr. John Hawkings, Ministry of Natural Resource Operations re: ORV Trails from a Naturalists Perspective

November 15
Submission to BC Species at Risk Task Force

November 10
Brief on Metro Vancouver’s Draft Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan presented to Minister Coell.

September 17
Letter to provincial government’s committee on Finance urging that the next budget include more funding for BC Parks and Protected Areas

September 8
Letter together with Nature Canada to the Joint Review Panel for Enbridge Northern Gateway Panel detailing inadequacies with the Terms of Reference.

August 12
Resolutions approved at May 15 Kamloops AGM mailed to appropriate Ministers:  on Funding for BC Provincial Parks (lack thereof), financing implementation of Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Plan, and Open Net Cage Salmon Farming.

July 27
Letter to provincial Minister of Environment requesting protection for Crown land wetlands of Harrison Hot Springs “East Sector”

July 22
Letter to Mayor & Council, City of Salmon Arm, restating BC Nature concerns with proposed development on the Salmon River Floodplain

July 16
Letter to Honourable Michael Ignatieff, Leader of the Opposition expressing Support for the Crude Oil tanker moratorium – Northern Gateway Project

June 7
Letter to Minister of Forests & Range expressing concern about cutbacks in staffing

May 29
Letter to BC Parks Northern Region-Omineca – Comments for the management plans for provincial parks of the Upper Fraser River to the east of Prince George

May 6
Letter to opposition party leaders re:  Bill C-9 to request that their parties commit to restoring and reforming the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act at the earliest opportunity, sign-on letter spearheaded by Sierra Club, West Coast Environmental Law and Ecojustice

May 6
Letter to federal finance committee re:  Bill C-9 which would weaken Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, sign-on letter spearheaded by West Coast Environmental Law on behalf of the National Environmental Assessment Caucus

April 30
Letter to BC Ministry of environment Water Stewardship Division re:  modernization of BC’s Water Act

April 26
Letter to Ministers of National Defence and of Environment, encouraging the federal government to close the door on further industrial development in CFB Suffield National Wildlife Area, Alberta; from the Canadian Nature Network, including BC Nature, and coordinated by Nature Canada.

April 16
Letter to Capital Regional District expressing BC Nature’s opposition to proposal to allow off-road vehicles in CRD Parks.

March 17
Letter to Minister Penner expressing BC Nature’s opposition to proposed killing of wolves to supposedly protect mountain caribou.

February 25
letter to federal Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, Hon Gail Shea, expressing concern with fish farms

February 14
letter to Integrated Land Management Bureau re proposed logging Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island

February 8
Response form to BC government’s consultation regarding cosmetic use of pesticides, prepared by Eva Durance on behalf of BC Nature.

January 28
Letter to Minister Penner stating that funding for Provincial Park Interpretation is government’s responsibility.

2009

Dec. 31
Brief(41KB) from the Burke Mountain Naturalists to the provincial government’s Four Green Energy Task Forces.

Dec. 22
Statement of Expectations on Reform of the BC Water Act from BC Nongovernmental Organizations, sent to the BC Government, coordinated by Watch Salmon Society, Ecojustice and the Polis Water Sustainability Project. BC Nature is a signatory to this statement, along with 25 other environmental organizations.

Nov. 13
Letter from Nature Canada and Nature Alberta in support of BC Nature’s letter calling on the federal government to undertake a comprehensive and independent public enquiry on the proposed Enbridge Gateway project.

Nov. 12
Letter of congratulations to Minister Krueger and government on announcement for improved management for ORVs.

Oct. 23
Letter to Select Standing Committee on Government Finance and Services, recommending increased funding for Ministry of Environment: BC Parks and Environmental Stewardship.

Oct. 14
Letter to Honourable Kevin Krueger, Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, in support or government regulations to require one-time registration for all off road vehicles and also to mandate the display of a visible license or decal number.

Aug. 4
Sign-on to “KYOTOplus Climate Action Now!” petition.

Aug. 4
Letter to Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Arts in support of the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission, and their concerns over the proposed Sunshine Valley Four Seasons Resort.

Jul. 8
Submission to the BC Environmental Assessment Office with comments on proposed NaiKun wind farm.

Jun. 17 and 23
Covering letters sent to several government officials to distribute the six resolutions passed at the May 2 AGM.

Jun. 4
Letter to Premier Campbell with comments on proposed NaiKun Wind project

May 11
Letter to BC Great Blue Heron Society in support of their proposal that federal and provincial governments create a Fraser River Estuary National Wildlife Area.

Apr. 20
Letter to BC Parks Omineca Region with comments in support of maintaining closure of areas within Kakwa Provincial Park to snowmobiling for portion of April.

Apr. 14
Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper requesting an independent public enquiry for the Enbridge Gateway Project

Apr. 14
Letter to Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency with comments on the Enbridge Gateway Project

Apr. 14
Letter to Provincial Environmental Assessment Office with comments on ToR for Northwest Transmission Line

March 31
Letter to Minister of Environment with thanks for BC requesting Intervenor status re proposed dams on Similkameen

Mar. 9
Letter to Canadian Senate regarding changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act

Feb. 20
Media Release – Ten Environmental Groups say, “protected areas” for caribou need protection not only from logging but also from mining and motorized recreation.

Feb. 19
Letter to Minister Penner regarding Nechako White Sturgeon survival and funding for the Interpretive Centre

Feb. 18
Letter to the BC Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency with comments on the draft terms of reference for the proposed Bute Inlet Hydroelectric Project and recommendation that the environmental assessment be conducted at the highest level of review possible under CEAA.

Feb. 17
Letter to federal Minister of Environment, Jim Prentice regarding Nechako White Sturgeon survival and funding for the Interpretive Centre

Jan. 28
Letter to John Hawkings, Chair, Trails Strategy Committee, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Arts, providing BC Nature comments.

2008

Dec 10 
Letter to Canadian Wildlife Service on Impact Mitigation and Habitat Rehabilitation for Western Painted Turtles and Oregon Spotted Frog and Coexisting Species at Risk.

Oct. 30
Letter to Premier Campbell in support of funding for the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process

Oct. 18
Letter to Mayor and Council, Delta, regarding Burns Bog Covenant and approval of the South Fraser Perimeter Road Project

Oct. 14
Letter to Manager, Major Projects, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Arts stating our opposition to the request for snowmobile use in Garibaldi Provincial Park

Oct. 9
Letter to Mayor and Council, Salmon Arm, regarding proposed SmartCentre

Sep. 24
Comments on Mt Robson Management Plan to BC Parks, Omineca Region

Sep. 15
Brief to Select Standing Committee on Finance for increased funding for BC Parks

Jul. 14
Letter to Environment Minister Penner with congratulations on Conservation Framework and urging action on the goals

Jun. 25
Letter letter to Minister Penner urging that the Province purchase privately held lands at the mouth of the Adams River

May 20
Letter to Chair Dan Ashton and Directors, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen with concerns over designation of St Andrews area in White Lake Basin as secondary growth area

May 19
Joint press release from Mountain Caribou Project titled, “Potholes in the Road to Recovery: Mountain Caribou Audit Raises Questions about Government Efforts”

April 17
Letter to Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board regarding proposed marina development near mouth of Adams River

April 17
Letter to Environment Minister Penner regarding proposed marina development near mouth of Adams River

April 8
Comments to Environmental Assessment Office on proposed Upper Pitt River Water Power Project

April 3
Comments to Environmental Assessment Office on proposed Garibaldi at Squamish development

March 7
Comments to Environmental Assessment Office on proposed Coquihalla Pass Resort project

March 4
Letter to Integrated Land Management Bureau regarding Okanagan ATV Tours’ application for Crown tenure near Peachland

Feb 21
Letter to Nancy Wilkin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment, expressing support for proposed Gilpin Grasslands Wildlife Management Area

Feb 21
Letter to Minister Hagen of Tourism, Sport and the Arts regarding our support for non-motorized participation in Provincial Recreation Trail Strategy

Feb 20
Letter to Mayor and Council, City of Vernon, opposing the proposed by-pass highway through Bella Vista grasslands

Feb 20
Letter to Okanagan Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Arts, regarding unauthorized use of ski trails by snowmobilers, and need for workshop to resolve

Feb 19
Letter to Similkameen dam – emails to Enloe and Shanker’s Bend Public Utility Districts in Washington State with comments on proposed dam on the Similkameen River, which would flood into BC

Feb 15
Letter to BC Hydro with comments on Pre-Consultation for proposed Site C on the Peace River

Feb 15
Letter to Director General, Canadian Wildlife Service with comments on proposed management ofIncidental Take of Migratory Birds

Feb 12
Letter to BC Hydro, Sign-on letter regarding Tender Evaluation Process for 2008 Clean Energy Call

Feb 11
Open letter from Mountain Caribou Project regarding government’s recovery implementation plan

Feb. 7
Letter to Premier Campbell regarding need for provincial Species at Risk legislation

Jan. 29
Letter to Chair and Members of Okanagan Similkameen Regional District Board regarding the proposedWillow Beach Development at the north end of Osoyoos Lake

Jan. 29
Letter to Minister Penner regarding Independent Power Project in upper Pitt and proposed removal of wilderness from Pinecone Burke Provincial Park

Jan. 28
Letter to Premier Campbell, sign-on letter by several groups, coordinated by CPAWS, and requesting Premier to establish a Premier’s Advisory Committee on Adaptation to Climate Change, with consideration to protection of nature

Jan. 15 
Letter to Premier Campbell, expressing concern with the Independent Power Project at Fries Creekand impact on Squamish River Wildlife Management Area

2007

Nov. 22
Letter to Pat Bell, minister responsible for Species at Risk Coordination Office, with thanks for strong recovery strategy and noting concern with Monashee Herd

Nov. 17
Letter to Premier Gordon Campbell re: South Fraser Perimeter Road and Burns Bog

Oct. 17
Press release from Nature Canada and BC Nature supporting the BC Government’s newly releasedMountain Caribou Recovery Implementation Plan

Sept. 24
Nature Canada letter on the cuts proposed by the federal government to the Canadian Wildlife Service. Nature Canada suggests a positive tone and six points you could write in your letter

Sept. 24
BC Nature letter on the cuts proposed by the federal government to the  Canadian Wildlife Service. Clubs and individuals are encouraged to write letters on this topic.

Aug. 31
Canadian Nature Network Consultation: BC Provincial Report, 2007. Describes consultations with natural history clubs (761 KB).

Jul. 17
Letter to Premier Gordon Campbell urging temporary moratorium on development on Shuswap lakeshore and wetlands until outcome of Shuswap Basin Integrated Planning process

Jun. 28
Letter to Environment Minister Barry Penner with comments on Wildlife Act Discussion Paper

Apr. 18
Letter to Environment Minister Barry Penner expressing concerns over proposed transmission line and boundary adjustment through the north of Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park

Mar. 26
Letter from Nature Canada to Premier Gordon Campbell, urging BC to take strong action to safeguard important habitat for mountain caribou

Mar. 26
Letter from Nature Canada to federal Environment Minister John Baird encouraging the federal government to support the best recovery strategy possible for mountain caribou

Apr. 6
Submission from BC Nature to BC Parks with comments on the draft Mount Robson Management Plan

Feb. 19
Comments submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency re: Galore Creek Copper-Gold-Silver Project

Feb. 19
Letter to federal Minister of Environment, John Baird regarding proposed National Park Reserve forSouth Okanagan-Similkameen

Feb. 12
Letter to provincial ministers regarding concerns with mountain pine beetle salvage logging

Jan. 26
Letter to the Species at Risk Coordination Office with detailed comments on their draft recovery plan for mountain caribou

Jan. 25
Letter to provincial ministers Pat Bell, Barry Penner and Stan Hagen regarding mountain caribou and government’s commitment to recovery

Jan. 25
Letter to federal Minister of Fisheries & Oceans regarding Canada‘s role in protection of fisheries and the proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act

Jan. 8
Letter to provincial Environmental Assessment Office regarding the draft terms of reference for theMount Klappan Coal Project






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