The success of provincial wildlife management depends on effective information exchange and informed decision making.
About the Team
The purpose of the Provincial Hunting and Trapping Advisory Team is to facilitate the exchange of information and respectful dialogue amongst stakeholder groups and the Ministry with respect to hunting and trapping management issues of broad provincial significance. Team members will have an opportunity to inform hunting and trapping decisions made by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development, as well as being informed about wildlife science, current and emerging Ministry issues, tasks, priorities, and decisions.
The benefits of the Team include the following:
- Ministry staff can have dialogue with stakeholders about policy and regulatory issues that affect the stakeholders.
- Stakeholders can share input, ideas and concerns to each other and the Ministry.
- Extend legal updates on hunting and trapping issues, including those related to First Nations constitutional rights.
The Team is composed of members from stakeholder organizations whose knowledge, creativity and, insight can be engaged in a collaborative, productive, and open-minded process to influence and improve wildlife management practices that affect wildlife-use stakeholders. The Team has the expertise and full range of perspective to offer valuable, balanced, and rational recommendations to government decision makers on matters pertaining to the management of game species for sustainable use.