Input sought on CBT’s proposed environmental focus

Draft strategic plan sets CBT’s environmental priorities for next five years and Rosslanders need to comment.

Since spring 2013, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has been engaging with Basin residents and organizations to help renew its water and environmental strategic plans.

CBT is now asking for feedback on the culmination of that input—the draft 2014—2019 Environmental Strategic Plan.

Once finalized, the plan will guide how CBT supports activities to strengthen the Basin’s collective ability to address current and future environmental priorities.

The draft plan sets goals in five areas: water, ecosystems, climate change, environmental education and enhancing the capacities of environment-focused organizations.

“We now seek your help again to finalize the plan—do you feel supportive of this plan, what will this plan mean to you in your community?” said Neil Muth, CBT president and CEO.

To help shape the goals, objectives and activities in the draft plan, CBT sought out a range of perspectives.

Residents participated in workshops and meetings across the Basin, and in a Basin-wide online survey process called Thoughtstream. CBT also consulted with environmental experts and a range of organizations, plus reviewed technical documents that identify environmental challenges in the Basin, and strategic plans from other Basin organizations doing environmental work.

To read the draft plan, visit www.cbt.org/draftenvironmentalplan. Provide your input by emailing environment@cbt.org by noon on Thursday, Jan. 9.

 

Just Posted

Pedestrian killed on Highway 22 Saturday evening

Police say 51-year-old man died after being hit by car

Nelson Leafs overcome injuries to beat Fernie 3-1

Hunter Young made 26 saves in net for the Leafs

Nelson Boxing Club sweeps fights in Idaho

Caeden Rennie, Marino Raffo, Stryder Sutton and Max Berkeley each won

School District 8 swears in new board

Four new trustees join the Kootenay Lake board of education

LVR Bombers finish 12th at field hockey provincials

The Bombers salvaged the tournament with a late win in the quarter-finals

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Worries follow privacy breaches at some Canadian cannabis retailers

NEB approves operating pressure increase to repaired Enbridge pipeline

The pipeline burst outside of Prince George on Oct. 9, now operating at 85 per cent

Most Read