Friday, July 25, 2014

Environmental Groups launch Skeena 2050 survey process

Two environmental groups are sending volunteers across the Northwest this summer, seeking opinion and information from area residents about the future of the region.

With a wide range of industrial projects from the Bullkley Valley through to the North Coast currently in the development or proposal stage, the survey provides an introduction of sorts for the two groups to start up a discussion with those that live in the Northwest.

The project which has been put together by the Skeena Wild Conservation Trust and Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition  appears to be designed to engage Northwest residents in some discussion points on development in the region.

Through the ongoing door to door campaign, residents from Houston to Prince Rupert will be offered the opportunity to provide answers to seven questions.

What's important to you and your family?

How do you get your voice included in decisions that affect you?

Do you feel the community and region are heading in the right direction>

Do you think there is a tipping point regarding development?

Do you eat food harvested from the surrounding land and waters?

Is there an outstanding land question in BC?

Considering the future, what do you want for this region?

You can review some of the feedback thus far from their work as of late June from this update page.

Those who may wish to participate but fear they may miss their opportunity can arrange for a visit by contacting the organizers by phone or text at 250-975-0963 or through a contact form on the  Skeena 250 website.

A video presentation that outlines what the process is all about can be found here

You can learn more about the initiative from the Skeena2050 website

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