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Conservation/Wildlife
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WHISTLER
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Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE)AWARE is a member driven charity that works to protect the natural environment in Whistler and the Sea to Sky through advocacy and speaking up about key environmental issues, while empowering others to do the same through science-based research and education.

AWARE works towards a vision of a knowledgeable community that is engaged and empowered to preserve and enhance the environment on which it depends.
PO Box 1370 info@awarewhistler.org
Whistler, Canada, BC V0N 1B0
www.awarewhistler.org
Garden BoxesNature Camp
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The Forest and Wildland Advisory is a Select Committee of Council. (RMOW)The focus of the Forest and Wildland Advisory Committee in 2016 is to:

report on the Cheakamus Community Forest’s activities, and
develop access planning guidelines for future land management decisions.
Committee Members
Council Representative: Andrée Janyk

Claire Ruddy, Chair and AWARE Representative
Derek Bonin, Registered Professional Forester
Todd Hellinga, WORCA Representative
Johnny Mikes, Community Representative
Arthur DeJong, Community Representative
Candace Rose-Taylor, Biologist, Community Representative
Trevor Burton, Community Representative
Kathi Bridge, Community Representative
Colin Rankin, Community Representative
Mac Lowry, Community Representative
Meeting Schedule
Second Wednesday of the month in Flute Room at Municipal Hall at 3 p.m.
https://www.whistler.ca/municipal-gov/committees/forest-and-wildland-advisory-committee
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Whistler Change Makers
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Whistler Politico
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Bear Aware (Provincial)
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Bear Advisory Commmittee (RMOW)The focus of the Whistler Bear Advisory Committee is to provide ongoing public education to reduce human-bear conflict. The Committee is working with community partners to develop a bear management response plan.Environmental Stewardship
604-935-8374
resortexperience@whistler.ca (link sends e-mail)

https://www.whistler.ca/municipal-gov/committees/whistler-bear-advisory-group
Committee Members
Council Representative: Councillor Sue Maxwell

Sylvia Dolson, Get Bear Smart Society
Simon Gravel, BC Conservation Officer Service
Paul Kindree, Carney’s Waste Systems
Sgt. Rob Knapton, RCMP
Arthur DeJong, Whistler Blackcomb
Chris Reiss, RMOW Bylaw Services
Heather Beresford, RMOW Environmental Stewardship
Claire Ruddy, Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative/AWARE
Natasha Dudley, Member at Large
Colin Hedderson, Member at Large
Meeting Schedule
Second Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at Public Works Yard in Decker Room.

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Coast to Cascades Grizzley Bear Initiative (Coalition of Stakeholders: SLRD, MUNI, 1st Nations)The Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative seeks to protect and recover threatened grizzly bears and safeguard their habitat in southwest British Columbia through science-based planning and community involvement.
http://www.coasttocascades.org/
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My Sea to SkyLNG Pipeline Petition
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Sea to Sky Clean Air Society
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Squamish CAN (Climate Action Network)
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Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council
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Stewardship Pemberton Society
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Wilderness Committee (more Regional/Provincial)
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Whistler 2020
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Center for Sustainability
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Forest + Wildlife Advisory Committee (FWAC)
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Whistler Naturalists SocietyWelcome to the Whistler Naturalists Society, whose focus is to increase local knowledge of and appreciation for the natural world in the Whistler area.Whistler Naturalists Society WhistlerNaturalists@gmail.com
PO Box 845
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0
https://www.whistlernaturalists.ca/Held the first Saturday of the month. We meet at the foot of Lorimer Rd. by the river & RR crossing to walk to Rainbow park & back. More...

The schedule for the next few walks are:
SUNDAY June 4 (due to half marathon) at 7 am
Saturday July 1 at 7 am

Monthly bird walks 2017
Events
October 13 & 14
The annual Fungus Among Us festival included a foraging session in and around Whistler, public display of various mushroom varieties at MPCS along with cooking demonstrations and tasting and using them for dyeing fabric and yarn.

Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival 2017
June 2-4
BioBlitz is an event to count as many species as possible - mammals, birds, plants, frogs, fish, bugs - you name it. It introduces people to real (and fun) science and the amazing diversity surrounding us. More...

BioBlitz 2017
Welcome to the Whistler Naturalists Society, whose focus is to increase local knowledge of and appreciation for the natural world in the Whistler area.
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Whistler Wildlife Protection Group (WWPG)Working as a community to educate Whistler tourists and newcomers on how our choices impact our local wildlife and their habitat.whistlerwildlife@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/WhistlerWildlifeProtectionGroup/
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Eagle Watch
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British Columbia Conservation Officer Service toll free at 1-877-952-7277 or 604-905-BEAR.
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Get Bear Smart SocietyOur Top Mission…
is to minimize the number of bears killed as a result of human-caused problems.
info@bearsmart.com
P.O. Box 502 Whistler, B.C. V0N 1B0, Canada
http://www.bearsmart.combearsmart@whistler.ca.
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ACES (Area C Environmental Stewards)
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CARIBOO
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Bouchie Lake Stewardship Committee
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Charlotte Lake Lease/Landholders Association
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Friends of Bridge Lake
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Ruth Lake Property Owners Association
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Starlike Lake Group
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KOOTENAYS
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Jimsmith Lake Community Association
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Kootenay Lake Sustainable Boating Society
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Lake Winderemere Ambassadors
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Rosen Lake Ratepayers Association
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Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society
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Slocan Lake Stewardship Society
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St. Mary Valley Rural Residents' Association
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Tie Lake Property Owners' Association
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Toby Benches Society (Lake Lillian)
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Village of Canal Flats
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Wasa Lake Land Improvement District
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Wildsight
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Fernie Nature ClubBob Livsey
3 Elkview Pl. Fernie
V0B 1M3
Tel: 250 423-6699

Email: naturebob@telus.net
http://www.ourfernie.com/fernie-nature-clubClub Interests: All nature with a focus on birding and geology

When it meets: Usually for excursions, schedules posted to all members and sometimes in the local paper

Where it meets: Fernie Aquatic Centre
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Rocky Mountain Naturalists (Cranbrook)Greg Ross
Box 791,
Cranbrook V1C 4J5
Tel: 250-489-2566
Email:gsross@shaw.ca
http://www.rockymountainnaturalists.org/When it meets: Third Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November)
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West Kootenay Naturalists Association
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OKANAGAN:
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Chain Lake Conservation Society
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Cherryville Water Stewards
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Christina Lake Stewardship Society
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Gardom Lake Bible Camp & Retreat Centre
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Jewel Lake Environmental Protection Society
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Lower Nipit Improvement District
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Lower Shuswap Stewardship Society
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Okanagan Similkameen Parks Society
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Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society
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Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake / Société Pour La Protection Du Lac Kalamalka
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Western Water Associates Ltd.
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OMINECA - PEACE
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Charlie Lake Conservation Society
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Nadsilnich Lake Community Association
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Ness Lake Environmental Protection Society
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Nukko Environmental Lake Weed Society
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Summit Lake Stewardship Committee
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Swan Lake Enhancement Society
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SMITHERS/NORTH COAST
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Glenannan Community Association
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Lake Kathlyn Protection Society
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Lakelse Watershed Stewards Society
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Tchesinkut Watershed Protection Society
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THOPSON/NICOLA
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Friends of Gardom Lake
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Friends of Lac Des Roches and Birch Lake
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Green Lake Area Ratepayers Association
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Gun Lake Ratepayers Association
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Heffley Lake Community Association
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Highland Valley Outdoor Association (HVOA)
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Loon Lake Road Community Recreation & Agricultural Society
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Pavilion Lake Residents & Property Owners Association
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Swansea Point Community Association
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White Lake Stewardship Group
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VANCOUVER ISLAND
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Courtenay & District Fish & Game Protective Association
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Cowichan Lake & River Stewardship Committee
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Cowichan Stewardship Roundtable
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Cusheon Lake Stewardship Committee
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Friends of Enos Lake
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Highlands Stewardship Foundation
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People Protecting Poirier Society
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Prospect Lake Community Association
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Quamichan Lake Stewardship Committee
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Salt Spring Island Water Preservation Society
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Shawnigan Lake Residents Association
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Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society
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Sproat Lake Community Association
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Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
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