WildSafeBC introduces new community coordinator for Powell River region

Representative will take new measures to promote initiatives during COVID-19 pandemic

WildSafeBC introduced Krystle Mitchelitis as the new qathet Regional District community coordinator​ via media release on May 20.

Mitchelitis will be reaching out to Powell River region community members in ways that maintain physical distancing and safety for everyone.

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“While the COVID-19 pandemic may be keeping many of us at home, that is not true for the bears and other wildlife that live nearby,” stated WildSafeBC in the release.

From April to November, Mitchelitis will be involved in a number of WildSafeBC modified program initiatives, including door-to-door information delivery campaigns and webinar delivery of the WildSafe Ranger Program for school-aged children, as well as Wildlife Awareness and Safety Education sessions, according to the release.

Mitchelitis can be contacted at 250.898.7451 or qrd@wildsafebc.com for information on how to register for the free programs.

Wildlife in conflict can be reported to the Conservation Officer Service 24 hours per day at 1.877.952.7277. Residents can also report sightings of bears, cougars, coyotes or wolves in an urban area; reports are uploaded daily to WildSafeBC’s ​Wildlife Alert Reporting Program, allowing the public to be alerted about new wildlife sightings in their neighbourhood.

WildSafeBC is delivered by the BC Conservation Foundation in communities across BC. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote and assist in the conservation of the provincial fish and wildlife resources through the protection, acquisition or enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat.

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