Information Bulletin #5

May 22, 2012

Phase 3 - Confirmation

The NEEF Management Committee invites you to its next public meeting on May 31 (2012) at 7:00 PM in the Seniors Friendship Centre in Vanderhoof. We want to share with you what we have heard about the priority uses of the Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund (NEEF) and present our thoughts in response to the input we have received to date. The objectives of the public meeting are

  1. to present a summary of the input we have received,
  2. provide an opportunity for you to clarify or add to input already received and
  3. share our preliminary thoughts on uses of the NEEF.

As in the consultation phase, we may use a workshop format to ensure everyone has an opportunity to be heard and we are also willing to meet again individually with interested groups. Upon completion of this third set of meetings we will finalise our review and prepare the final report.

Update on NEEF MC Activities

As we discussed in our public presentation in March, the Management committee met with the Nechako Watershed Council (NWC), the District of Vanderhoof, the Nechako Environment & Water Stewardship Society (NEWSS), the Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery initiative (NWSRI) and Freshwater Fisheries Society of British Columbia (FFSBC), and met twice with the Cheslatta Carrier Nation (CCN). Each of these groups presented their ideas and priorities for use of the NEEF. We also received written input from several individuals.

In addition to the public and stakeholder meetings we held workshops In April and early May with scientists and technical experts to discuss various topics including hydrology, geomorphology, fish and fish habitat, and hydraulic engineering matters related to the Nechako.

Also included Summary of Proposed NEEF Options, Preliminary NEEF MC Direction. 

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