Ten teens take on stewardship

  • Jul. 4, 2011 7:00 a.m.

submitted by Jordie Laidlaw and Terry Dionne -What does natural resource management mean to you? Kelsey Pelton, one the local teens who have been selected for the Haida Gwaii Youth Stewardship Program, answers: “It means we’re not going to take more than we need from the islands.”Ms Pelton and nine other teenagers from across the islands kicked off their summer by heading to work with the Haida Gwaii Youth Stewardship Program on July 4. They will spend the next eight weeks learning about natural and cultural stewardship on Haida Gwaii and assisting a wide variety of organizations with projects that will give these students hands-on experience in this diverse field.The Haida Gwaii Youth Stewardship Program is an evolution of the successful Junior Stewardship Ranger Program offered by the Ministry of Forests over the past decade. While the original program was focused on forestry, the new program aims to offer insights on the interconnection between the land, sea and people. It will also offer a combination of training and hands-on experience.In their first week, the teens will focus on leadership training and will spend time at Swan Bay in Gwaii Haanas. During their employment, the students will be introduced to the concepts of natural resource management and will learn valuable skills that will be helpful for the work they’re doing now and in the future.This program is made possible by the collaborative effort between the Province of British Columbia (Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations), Council of the Haida Nation, Parks Canada (Gwaii Haanas) and the Swan Bay Rediscovery Society. If you want to find out more information, you can look at the group’s Facebook page under “Haida Gwaii Youth Stewardship Program”.

Just Posted

Haida Gwaii sportfishing lodges set to shut down

Tourism company wants to enact experiences more in line with Haida values

Immediate deal to reinstate AMHS in Prince Rupert not out of the question: Mayor Brain

B.C., Alaska officials fail to sign ferry deal in Juneau to reinstate service from Ketchikan

‘It affects everybody:’ Trudeau’s brownface photos worry Wet’suwet’en chief

Skeena-Bulkley Valley Liberal candidate declines to comment on prime minister’s indiscretion

Haida Gwaii art gala seeks submissions

Annual fundraiser supports local artists and programs

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

VIDEO: Fire destroys Williams Lake strip club targeted by past arson attempts

Diamonds and Dust Entertainment Lounge destroyed by fire, as well as New World Tea and Coffee House

Trudeau seeks meeting with Singh to apologize for blackface, brownface photos

‘I will be apologizing to him personally as a racialized Canadian,’ Trudeau said Friday

Most Read