Researchers to check changes after deer culls

  • Apr. 2, 2007 11:00 a.m.

Submitted by Barb Rowsell-The Research Group on Introduced Species will hold a public meeting on April 10 to update the community about its current activities.
In the field one of the main objectives this year will be to look at the changes in the vegetation and songbirds 10 years after the initial deer culls on Reef and SGang Gwaay Islands. Culls have been periodically made on these islands in order to maintain low deer populations. In order to further improve our ability to control deer populations, RGIS will experiment with the use of small trained dogs to help drive deer to the hunters and get a better sense of the number of animals present. This will be done with the assistance of two colleagues from Finland who have expertise in this kind of work with white-tailed deer.
In the office RGIS will have an intern work on the different sources of information RGIS has gathered so far in order to make them more easily accessible to different end users (scientists, managers, teachers, local communities and the general public). Input on the latter topic will be particularly welcome.

Just Posted

Haida Gwaii gets top spot in The World

It was already a nice Christmas present, but Keith Moore was really… Continue reading

McNeill fined again for illegal fishing

A local man with a long history of poaching has been convicted… Continue reading

Painting her way home

Janine Gibbons talks about all she learned illustrating Haida and Tlingit story books

Old Massett taps grassroots for community plan

Over coffee, kitchen tables, and community dinners, Old Massett is taking a… Continue reading

Subsea internet cable to link up Haida Gwaii

Cable to connect Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast with mainland network

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

VIDEO: Thousands join women’s march events across B.C.

Today marks one year since the first Women’s March on Washington

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Liberals’ 2-year infrastructure plan set to take 5: documents

Government says 793 projects totalling $1.8 billion in federal funds have been granted extensions

Workers shouldn’t be used as ‘pawns’ in minimum wage fight: Wynne

Comments from Kathleen Wynne after demonstrators rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Canada

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

Most Read