Workshop aims to help farmers manage wildlife

Workshop aims to help farmers manage wildlife

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Farmers in the area are getting the opportunity to learn more about coexisting with wildlife.

Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA) is hosting “Managing for Wildlife on the Farm,” a workshop open to all farmers and agricultural workers Wednesday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Workshop participants will learn how to safely and effectively interact with birds, bears, bats, rattlesnakes and amphibians on their properties, observe real-life projects that protect species-at-risk and learn how to access funding for their own conservation projects.

“The Okanagan is among the most biologically diverse regions of Canada,“ said OSCA ECOstudies coordinator, Tanya Brouwers.

“That diversity and many of our unique and special species are also the most threatened. For those working the land on a daily basis in farming and agriculture, there are some very simple but effective things they can do to help protect those species.”

The workshop takes place at the Nature Trust of BC’s Okanagan Falls Biodiversity Ranch, 3831 McLean Creek Road, Okanagan Falls.

Admission is free but participants are asked to register in advance as space is limited. To register and for more information contact Tanya Brouwers, 250-490-6279 or ecostudies@osca.org.

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