BC’s Endangered Rivers List – 2016

Outdoor Recreation Council of BC, March 17, 2016

The Endangered Rivers List is compiled by ORC and released to media outlets across BC and Canada. It receives significant media attention, highlighting the rivers and issues that are most important to British Columbians. The last endangered rivers list was published in 2014. The Endangered River initiative will continue to be run every second year.

The compilation of the list was coordinated by the Outdoor Recreation Council. Nominations were reviewed by a committee knowledgeable and familiar with the specific threats to BC's rivers. Mark Angelo, ORC's Rivers Chair for many years and Chair Emeritus for the Rivers Institute of BCIT was the Chair of this committee with members including Marvin Rosenau, fisheries instructur from the Renewable Resource department at BCIT and Ken Farquharson, founding member of Sierra Club of BC and the Outdoor Recreation Council.

2016 Most Endangered Rivers List.

2016 marked the 23rd annual “endangered rivers” list from the Outdoor Recreation Council (ORC). The preparation of this list is the most comprehensive initiative of its kind in Canada. It attempts to provide a snapshot of the issues that face our rivers and those facing the greatest threat to their ecological health. Please join us in this effort to raise awareness and engage all British Columbians in the better management and conservation of our rivers.

The Media Release and the Backgrounder for the 2016 Endangered Rivers list are available via the links below.

To understand the selection process and why this list is so important, please read the background document.

Document Date: 17 Mar 2016
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