In addition to public consultation currently being held on developing a five-year moose management plan, the provincial government announced today that an online questionnaire is now also available for people to provide input.
The questionnaire can be accessed at www.gov.nl.ca/env/ until Nov. 8.
“I encourage residents who are unable to attend one of our sessions to complete our online questionnaire, or submit a written submission through email or regular mail,” said Environment and Conservation Minister Tom Hedderson. “Public engagement is a critical element in gathering feedback to help guide our future management decisions.”
The public consultation sessions being held across the province are dealing with how moose are currently managed, while encouraging feedback on future management decisions and to understand how the public views the resource.
Remaining sessions are scheduled for the following locations from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.:
• Corner Brook, Oct. 29, Marble Mountain Resort;
• Grand Falls-Windsor, Oct. 30, Mount Peyton Hotel;
• Port aux Basques, Nov. 1, Hotel Port aux Basques
Individuals interested in attending a session are asked to preregister by calling toll-free at 1-855-637-2064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Input can also be provided by email at email@example.com, or regular mail at Moose Management Plan, Department of Environment and Conservation - Wildlife Division, P.O. Box 2007, 117 Riverside Drive, Corner Brook, N.L., A2H 7S1.
Written submissions must be received no later than Nov. 8. A document outlining details of the public consultation sessions is available on the Department of Environment and Conservation website at www.gov.nl.ca/env/wildlife.