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.
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Please see Special Resolution: 2022-01 Withdraw from BCWF for background information. At the October 14, 2021 Annual General Meeting, members unanimously voted to leave the British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF).
The Club is very involved with the shooting sports. Historically, we also focused and were very involved in conservation issues. Commencing in 2022, money previously spent purchasing your BCWF membership will be set aside to aid Shuswap and Okanagan fish and game conservation projects. The Board feels that this long term approach to provide financial assistance and in-kind work is a worthwhile investment for the club and the local region.
Included in your membership is commercial liability insurance through Hub International. This insurance has a broader range of coverage than our previous policy with Capri Insurance.
Any SAFGC member who wishes to also support the BCWF can apply online at bcwf.bc.ca