Minister’s Letter – Wildlife Advisory Council
Minister’s Wildlife Advisory Council Membership Application:
Invitation to all British Columbians
In November 2019, after 18 months of engagement with First Nations and British Columbians, the Province released the draft Together for Wildlife strategy. The draft strategy contains goals and actions that aim to improve wildlife management and habitat conservation in B.C.
To support the implementation of the strategy, I am announcing my intention to create a Minister’s Wildlife Advisory Council. This council is intended to be non-partisan and not representative of any particular groups or interests. Therefore, I am inviting interested and qualified British Columbians to submit their applications to be considered for Council membership.
The envisioned role of the Council does not end with implementation of the Together for Wildlife strategy. The Council will also advise the Minister on province-wide wildlife and habitat issues on an ongoing basis.
It is important to note that the Council will not replace the day-to-day business and fiduciary duty to consult by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.
It is my intention that the membership to be drawn from a wide range of British Columbians, representing a variety of communities, interests and perspectives.
I would like to ask for your assistance in sharing this invitation with your community members and encouraging qualified members to apply for Council membership.
You can find more information on the Council in the DRAFT Minister’s Wildlife Advisory Council Terms of Reference.
Interested individuals must provide:
- An Expressions of Interest including a short summary of:
- Their reasons for interest in membership,
- Knowledge, commitment and engagement with provincial wildlife issues;
- Ability to work effectively on a team with a range of interests;
- Familiarity with provincial governance processes; and
- Appreciation for the diverse values, issues and communities of interest associated with wildlife and habitat in British Columbia, and
- Personal contact details.
Applications must be e-mailed to Wildlifeandhabitat@gov.bc.ca by March 6, 2020.
Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Personal information collected by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of assembling a wildlife advisory council. If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, please contact: Project Coordinator, PO Box 9391; STN PROV GOVT, Victoria, BC, V8W 9M8, Phone number: 778-698-9222, email: Alexis.DiGeorgio@gov.bc.ca