If you boat, fish or hunt these sweeping changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA) will affect you.

Feel free to use any of this information to hep inform any news stories, blog posts, press releases, or reports you may be working on.  Please refer readers to our website should you use our material.

We would also encourage anyone with an interest in this issue to leave a comment on our website at www.waterkeeper.ca/NWPA 

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Ryan LaFlamme Communications Coordinator

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

 

and from Dr. Robert O. Bailey

The Canadian Outdoor Network is a coalition of 25 major hunting, fishing, trapping and shooting sports organizations across Canada, representing approximately 500,000 members, supporters and other outdoor enthusiasts.  But more importantly, our network partners are the voice of more than 10 million hunters, anglers, trappers and shooting sports enthusiasts who look to our organizations to represent their interests on issues impacting upon the outdoor community, fish, wildlife and the environment.On November 24, outdoor network groups forwarded a letter to Minister John Baird to express our collective concern over proposed amendments to the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA).  We believe these proposals will have far- reaching impacts on the abilities of hunters, anglers and trappers to access traditional hunting, fishing and trapping areas.  We also believe the changes proposed could severely impact fish and wildlife populations, as well as riparian and wetland environments. 

On February 5, 2009, the outdoors network held a teleconference to update the status of the NWPA, and to consider further steps.  We are gathering more information on the proposed changes and the potential impacts on access, fish and wildlife resources and the environment.  

I would urge you to contact provincial and regional organizations within the network, to share information and to discuss any potential cooperative actions on this issue.  I have provided the names of our coalition partners below.I appreciate and encourage your interest and support on this important issue for outdoor enthusiasts and the environment.Yours truly,
Dr. Robert O. Bailey

National Coordinator Canadian Outdoors Network

CANADIAN OUTDOORS NETWORKAlberta Fish and Game Association, Alberta Outdoors Coalition, BC Wildlife Federation
BCWF Political Action Alliance
Canadian Institute for Legislative Action, Canadian Section of the Wildlife Society
Canadian Shooting Sports Association
Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
Fédération Québecoise des Chasseurs et PecheursFur Institute of Canada
Friends of Fur
Hunting for Tomorrow Foundation , Long Point Waterfowl
Manitoba Wildlife Federation
National Wild Turkey Federation
New Brunswick Wildlife Federation
Newfoundland and Labrador Wildlife Federation
Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Prince Edward Island Chapter Delta Waterfowl
Prince Edward Island Trappers Association
Prince Edward Island Wildlife Federation
Ruffed Grouse Society
Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat Canada 

 

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