At the SILT AGM we held a discussion on whether or not Western Painted Turtles had any special status in British Columbia. Interestingly enough, The Okanagan Sunday Editorial published a very interesting article on the subject (see “Scientists solve puzzle of turtle’s genetic code” on Page A4, Okanagan Sunday, April 7, 2013).
Ron Taylor, President of the Okanagan Region Wildlife Heritage Fund Society stepped down from the Board of Directors at the Society’s Annual General Meeting held this past April.
After serving more than 20 years as the ORWHFS President, Mr. Taylor turned the reins over to Ross Everatt who was unanimously elected the new President. Mr. Taylor’s many years of service and leadership to the Society included overseeing many of the conservation projects ORWHFS have been involved in, such as the Okanagan River Restoration Project.
Mr. Taylor’s positive straight forward approach and passion for the natural environment and its wildlife will set the tone for the work which lays ahead for the Society.
formerly The Okanagan Region Wildlife Heritage Fund Society was formed by members of the B.C. Wildlife Federation and regional fish and game clubs. Read More about its beginnings and accomplishments.