Action Grizzly Bear Appears in Front of Legislative Committee
Submitted by Carl Morrison on Fri, 2010-01-22 12:05
On Monday, Nov 2nd Action Grizzly Bear appeared before the Standing Committee on Resources and Environment. This government committee is composed of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from all parties and is tasked with hearing from the public on issues related to their mandate, which includes Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) – the ministry responsible for grizzly bear recovery. Dr. Steve Herrero, Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Calgary and world renowned expert in grizzly bear ecology, also appeared as an independent biologist to present the committee members with a background of the science regarding Alberta’s grizzly bears. This presentation was a great opportunity to reach those key Alberta decision makers who are in a position to influence government action on grizzly bear recovery. As a result of the meeting, Mr. Kent Hehr, MLA for Calgary-Buffalo, raised the issue of grizzly bear recovery with SRD Minister Ted Morton in Legislature during Question Period.