The East Kootenay Big Game Club (EKBGC) has donated $2,500 to help combat invasive plants in the East Kootenays.
At their Big Game Awards banquet in March, the club decided to donate a portion of the banquet proceeds towards wildlife range enhancement projects in the East Kootenay, including $2,500 to the East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC) to combat invasive plant infestations on prime wildlife habitat.
EKIPC Coordinator, Marty Hafke said, “The hunting and fishing community in the East Kootenay has been very supportive over the years, they really get the threat that invasive plant infestations pose to their recreational activities. There’s a direct connection for them. Invasive plants reduce native habitat which wildlife depend on.”
EKIPC will be able to use these funds in leverage with other funding to continue wildlife enhancement projects in key range habitats threatened by invasive plant infestations.