Moose management gets boost

The Province is investing $1.2 million to help increase moose populations following the release of a multi-level strategy

A bull moose rests in a meadow.

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

VICTORIA – The Province is investing $1.2 million to help increase moose populations following the release of a multi-level strategy to restore B.C.’s moose populations, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced recently.

The funding is a response to the Strategy to Help Restore Moose Populations in British Columbia by Al Gorley, which advises government to set priorities in key regions and enhance the integration of moose management with other land use activities.

“This initiative and additional resources will help us immediately address some of the recommendations in Gorley’s report,” Thomson said. “The funding helps us take action to support moose, while ensuring that British Columbia remains at the forefront of wildlife management.”

The Province is acting on all 21 recommendations in the report. Immediate actions taken include reducing the number of limited-entry hunts for moose cows and calves from 1,792 in 2011 to 200 in 2016.