Who We Are

The Mountain Caribou Project (MCP) is a joint effort of Canadians and Americans working to protect mountain caribou and their Inland Temperate Rainforest habitat, neither of which are found anywhere else on earth. Largely as a result of their efforts, there is now a science-based provincial recovery plan. The goal of the plan is to maintain the current range of mountain caribou by protecting, restoring and reconnecting critical mountain caribou habitat. The MCP now works to make sure the government implements the recovery plan according to their commitments and to make sure that adaptive measures are pursued if necessary.

Member Groups

Wildsight, Conservation NorthwestCPAWSForestEthicsSierra Club of Canada, BC ChapterBC NatureFraser Headwaters Alliance, Quesnel River Watershed Alliance

 

 


Mountain Caribou News

Section 80 Application under the Species at Risk Act

Please find enclosed a s.80 Request under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) for an emergency order…

Wildlife lose out in BC legislation

Current legislation in British Columbia does not prioritize species at risk such as caribou, nor protect biodiversity and functional ecosystems. Land use continues to be driven by outdated legislation designed to get logs to sawmills, and coal and minerals to market.

Argonaut old growth is still on the chopping block

Government planned to log untouched old growth in Argonaut Creek, deep in the Inland Temperate Rainforest north of Revelstoke. But more than a thousand people spoke up and they cancelled most — but not all — of their logging plans.

A win for caribou, but more to do

Public pressure pushed BC to defer the sale of most of the logging blocks in Argonaut Creek, 100 kilometres northeast of Revelstoke in the Northern Selkirk mountains. But we're not done yet. There’s still logging planned for three remaining cutblocks, or about 63 hectares of old growth forest.

Public pressure pushes government to halt caribou habitat logging

After significant public pressure, the B.C. government and its logging agency BC Timber Sales (BCTS) have committed…

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