Take action for grizzly bears

We've made it easy for you to send a letter to the BC government urging them to extend the public response period to at least the end of 2023.

On July 12, 2023, the BC government released a draft of their provincial Grizzly Bear Stewardship Framework and asked the public to read the 75-page document and complete a questionnaire about it by August 18, 2023. 

Though the proposed Framework outlines and declares broad, far reaching changes in policy that will affect grizzly bear conservation for decades to come, the restrictive comment period represents the only opportunity for the public to express their concerns and severely limits prospects of the Provincial government receiving and assessing public responses concerning the proposed Framework.

The Commercial Bear Viewing Association, Grizzly Bear Foundation, and Raincoast Conservation Foundation are urging the BC government to extend the response period to at least the end of 2023 to ensure the public has sufficient opportunity to read and understand the draft Framework and provide meaningful input.

Please take action

Please join us in telling the BC Government that grizzly bears need more time. Below, we’ve made it easy for you to send a letter to the following representatives urging the provincial government to extend the public response period to at least the end of 2023.

  • Premier David Eby
  • Environment Minister George Heyman
  • Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sport, Lana Popham
  • Forest Minister Bruce Ralston
  • Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship Stikine, Nathan Cullen
  • Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Murray Rankin
  • Executive Director, Wildlife, Habitat & Species at Risk Recovery, Jennifer Psyllakis
  • Logan Wenham Director of Fish and Wildlife
  • Your MLA (based on your postal code)

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Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
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