Conservation of British Columbia’s fish and wildlife is very more important in today’s world. With increasing urbanization in the province, expanding road networks, large dams, exploration, mining and forestry, it seems that this province’s fish, wildlife and habitat are stressed in a way they were not 50 or 100 years ago.
Fish and game clubs, hunters and fisher men and women are observing the decline of fish and wildlife populations as our modern day world competes for the same land, waterways and ocean. It is the hunters and the people who fish who all contribute significant time and money to enhancing habitat, contributing to research, helping reclaim land, and rebuilding fish and wildlife stocks.
On-going conservation and education is the key to the survival of fish and wildlife. This past 40 years, the Salmon Arm Fish and Game Club (SAFGC) has been involved in habitat, fish and wildlife enhancement projects. We have contributed in-kind and through funding to help the Shuswap.
The SAFGC is a member of the British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF). As a member of this organization we contribute funds to the federation through the membership dues that you pay when you join our club. About 30% of your SAFGC membership dues go to BCWF. BCWF funds a variety of provincial fish and wildlife enhancement projects.
Further, SAFGC contributes funds to and participates on the BCWF Region 3 Committee. This regional committee focuses on fish and wildlife issues germane to the Shuswap Okanagan area.