Nechako Watershed Roundtable Presents to Council
Prince George, B.C. – The Nechako River Watershed faces a number of challenges, from the Mountain Pine beetle, to diversion, the health of the river for all who live along its banks is the core purpose of the Nechako Watershed Roundtable.The Roundtable will be making a presentation to Prince George City Council this evening.
The core of the Roundtable committee is made up of representatives from a number of areas, including First Nations , local and regional governments, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, UNBC, Provincial Ministries, and the Fraser Basin Council.
What is missing from the list of participants in the NWR is any specific reference to there being a representative of Rio Tinto (Alcan) which controls the levels of the Nechako River.
The membership of the NWR has been expanding since its official launch and is open to including all organizations and sectors in the region.
One of the first priorities of the NWR is to develop a comprehensive strategy to ensure the Nechako watershed is healthy for the long term.