Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Reopening B.C. Forest Service Road Further Endangers Northeast Caribou: Ministry

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Reopening B.C. Forest Service Road Further Endangers Northeast Caribou: Ministry

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Forest ministry seeks suspect who rebuilt road

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VICTORIA - Provincial officials hope the public can help identify the people who interfered with a caribou recovery program in northeastern British Columbia by trying to reopen part of a closed backcountry road.

The Ministry of Forests says in a news release that someone used heavy equipment to remove logs, level out earthen barriers and fill deep pits that had been placed along sections of the Fisher Creek forest service road near Chetwynd.

The road was deactivated last fall to help assist with the recovery of the endangered Klinse-Za caribou herd, which currently numbers about 70 animals.

The ministry says the closure was intended to discourage people and predators from using the road to reach areas where the herd could be found. …

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