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Restoring and Maintaining Rangelands in the East Kootenay

In 2008, a Forest Practices Board complaint investigation found that cattle and elk were over-grazing rangelands in the East Kootenay and the Board recommended that government reduce forage use. A follow-up investigation by the Board in 2015 reported that actions undertaken by government since 2008 had successfully reduced elk populations and grazing allocations for cattle […]

Ranching operations near Merritt audited

VICTORIA – The holders of five range agreements for livestock grazing generally met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act, according to an audit report released today. The audit identified a couple of streamside areas that were being impacted by cattle use, but overall, the range agreement areas are being well managed. “The […]