"Lunch Room" Fubar Glacier

Photo Credit: Ron Fowler

Thousand year old ice cubes for evening beverages
Spring Sledding...riding season stretches from November through to May.
Best Snowmobiling in BC
Best Snowmobiling in BC

Photo Credit: Rick Hrywkiw

Telkwa Caribou Info

Telkwa Caribou Info

There is still a voluntary closure in the Telkwa Mountains due to the continuing decline of the Northern Caribou.  There is no single solution that will enable the herd to recover, rather it will be an effort that involves many aspects (long-term habitat protection, long-term reduction of predator density, long-term reduction of disturbance, etc). Any one of these done in isolation will not be enough.The SSA is committed to caribou recovery in the Telkwa Mountains and is working with local MFLNRO biologists and other stakeholders to achieve herd sustainability. The SSA has had representatives on the Voluntary Recreation Access Management Group (VRAMG) since 2001.The primary cause of decline of the Telkwa caribou herd is believed to be landscape changes (forestry and roads) that have led to higher rates of predation on caribou than previously existed. Recreation, including snowmobilers, plays a role but is not the primary cause of decline. When populations are reduced to very small numbers they become more vulnerable to all types of impacts (predation, disturbance, weather). We have taken the position based on information received from local biologsts, that it is predators, and not snowmobilers that are the main reason for the decline in caribou numbers. Having said that, it’s important to respect this voluntary closure! Please sacrifice the present for the future. If people continue to ride in there, the government could legislate the closure.

The northern boundary of the area is the Telkwa River, west boundary is the Bulkley River, south boundary is the Morice River, and the east boundary is Burnie River up to the Telkwa River.



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January 15 2015

Here are the most recent locations of the 2 GPS collared caribou in the Telkwas.

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January 8, 2015

The following information bulletin went out today to remind people about the voluntary closures.

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December 19, 2014

Here are the most recent locations of the 2 GPS collared caribou in the Telkwas.

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December 1, 2014

Here is one of a three part video series on Caribou recovery focused on our Northern herd in the Telkwa Mountains.

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November 26, 2014

Here are the latest locations for the 2 GPS collared caribou in the Telkwas. They have not moved much since the last update. Please share the map with your membership.

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November 14, 2014

Most recent locations of the 2 GPS collared Telkwa caribou.

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Telkwa Caribou Status Summary July 2014

A recently completed review of the Telkwa caribou herd population and management actions completed by contract by Debbie Cichowski. The work is very thorough summary of the current state of knowledge of the herd.

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