Peace River Forage Association
Research and Development Projects

Wildlife Mitigation Project

Project Objectives:

  1. To gather wildlife mitigation information from producers in the Peace Region and from Agriculture Wildlife Program staff experiences.
  2. To gather wildlife mitigation information from other parts of BC and Alberta.
  3. To compile the costs of mitigation strategies for producers to see the most cost-worthy strategies.
  4. Demonstrations of successful mitigation strategies that can be applies to the Peace Region.
  5. Compiling factsheets, newsletters, field days and presentations. Creating a central webpage where all information can be accessed.

Project Progress:

  • Project timeline: 2012
  • 19 Interviews completed by Talon Johnson
  • Trip to Bulkley River Cattlemen's Field Day to share mitigation strategies (July 5 - 10, 2012)
  • Demo of mitigation strategies tried in the Peace and info sharing on July 25, 2012
  • Central AB/Southern BC trip to gather and share mitigation strategies (Aug. 20-24, 2012)
  • Wildlife mitiation Info sharing day on December 1, 2012 (PRFA of BC AGM)
  • Central location on PRFA of BC website where all information can be accessed by producers
  • Key People contacted:
  • PRRD Wildlife Chair - Karen Goodings
  • Ernie Nimitz, Forage
  • Dave Wuthrich, BCGPA
  • Mike Malmberg, BC AG
  • Brian Baehr, Investment Ag Foundation
  • BC Cattlement (all local cattlemen associations)

Funding & Industry Partners:
  • Agriculture Wildlife Fund through Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC & ARDCORP
  • In Kind Contributions from Sandra Burton & Julie Robinson