British Columbia Closes Areas for Caribou Recovery

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The Ministry of Environment announces that effective February 15, 2009, approximately 1 million hectares of land is closed to the use of snowmobiles to support Mountain Caribou recovery. For maps of the new closures and riding areas that remain open, please follow this link, www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/snowmobile-closures/.

These areas are in addition to existing closures. For existing closures and riding areas, please refer to the current Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regulations/.

For more information on the closures and Mountain Caribou Recovery efforts, please follow this link: www.env.gov.bc.ca/sarco/