Jack Minard, of the Comox Valley, has been selected as the new Public Representative on our Coastal Region Board.
Having spent 17 years with the Tsolum River Restoration Society, most recently as its Executive Director, Minard is ready to use his skills, knowledge and contacts to further benefit fish and wildlife with the FWCP. He currently sits as the Executive Director of the Comox Valley Land Trust.
Minard has a long history of helping fish and wildlife, and firmly believes that the FWCP provides an excellent opportunity to get positive results. “I like the strategic approach that the FWCP has with its Action Plans,” says Minard. “I have seen an ever-greater attention to detail with the FWCP which is tremendous, and feel very supportive, and honoured to be a part of it.”
The FWCP’s Coastal Region Board is made up of representatives from the public, First Nations, BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The Board is responsible for approving all FWCP fish and wildlife projects. In 2015, the Board approved 41 projects for a total investment of $2 million. Locally, the FWCP is supporting projects aimed at salmon, habitat restoration, land conservation and species-at-risk.