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A New Wildlife Management Area has been designated in Southern BC

"Part of the Chehalis River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) was recently designated as a Wildlife Management Area by the Province of British Columbia. The Chehalis River Estuary IBA lies just outside Harrison Mills in the Lower Mainland of BC. This IBA supports globally significant numbers of Bald Eagles and Trumpeter Swans, as well as other species including salmon, amphibians, and mammals.
The newly-named Lhá:lt/Harrison-Chehalis Wildlife Management Area has been in the works since the 1980s, and members of local naturalist groups and the BC IBA Caretaker Program have worked hard to monitor the area and conduct outreach and stewardship activities within the IBA. The new designation means the area will be managed for fish and wildlife conservation, and activities that may impact wildlife will be prohibited or restricted. A hearty thank-you to all the volunteers and stewards of the area who have worked so hard to protect and enhance this ecologically important area"
- Bird Studies Canada - Feb 6, 2017

The Designation occurred on Nov 16, 2016 and you can read more about it here: ... -chehalis/ ... lands/wma/

This is where many people go to watch Eagles on the Harrison every year. This is great news!


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