Dedicated to Preserving Wildlife & Wilderness

Pemberton Wildlife Association

Established in 1962, Pemberton Wildlife Association is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting conservation, preservation, and enhancement of wildlife and outdoor recreational resources.

TOLRA

Tenquille Lake cabin, campsites and alpine trails are located within a BC Govt Recreation Site, co-managed in partnership between the Province of BC, Lil’wat Nation and N’Quatqua in collaboration with Recreation Sites & Trails BC and the Pemberton Wildlife Association who also provide much of the volunteer work.  

Range Pass & Memberships

Pemberton Wildlife Association’s shooting range is dedicated to offering shooting adventures in a safe and fun outdoor environment.

Our Work

The Pemberton Wildlife Association is involved in a number of initiatives that promote conservation, preservation, and enhancement of wildlife and outdoor recreational resources.

The Latest PWA News

Get the most recent updates and news from our blog and our Facebook page!

Moose In Forest

Moose Poached on the Hurley

Sometime between June 4 – 7, 2020 an adult bull moose was illegally shot and left on the side of the road at the summit of the Hurley FSR.

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Tenquille Lake Hikers

Tenquille Cabin Ordered Closed

The PWA regrets to inform the public that due to COVID-19 Health concerns, Rec Sites and Trails BC has ordered the Tenquille Lake Cabin closed…

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Lillooet Lake

PWA supports provincial enforcement on unlicensed adventure tourism

For a number of years, the PWA has expressed concern about the lack of management of the recent exploding recreational and adventure tourism…

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Great Blue Heron

Working Together for Wildlife!

The PWA is undertaking a number of wildlife projects this year in the Lillooet, Birkenhead, and Gates River watersheds. Learn more…

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Grizzly Bear

Nature Talks: The Grizzly Bear

Over 200 nature lovers flocked to Invermere’s Community Centre for a Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) presentation on grizzly bears…

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Tenquille Lake View

Have you seen horses at Tenquille Lake this summer?

A PWA member reported damage to vegetation on the south east shoreline of Tenquille Lake on August 26th. The damage was caused by…

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Grizzly Bear

Mammal Monitoring Project

Motion-sensing cameras have been placed in the Tenquille Lake Trail region. The cameras play an important role in monitoring wildlife, helping us…

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Tenquille Lake Hike

Heli-biking Tenure Application in Pemberton Area

The debate about heli-biking in the TOLRA has been going on for over ten years. The PWA has consistently objected to the activity due to…

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Trout Whirling Disease

Whirling Disease

The first documented case of trout whirling disease in Canada was detected in August 2016 at Johnson Lake, in Banff National Park. The parasite…

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Canada Jay

Can Canada Jays Survive Warmer Weather?

An excellent research article on a well known bird from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology… Learn more…

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Rhob Creek Project

Study queries how much science behind government wildlife management

Governments everywhere say they use science to manage wildlife, but newly published research questions whether they actually do.

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Lynx In Snow

A Wild Canadian Lynx And A Cameraman Develop An Amazing Relationship

Cameraman Sam Ellis spent 76 days tracking wild Canadian lynx through the remote Yukon wilderness. Along the way, he developed a remarkable…

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Grizzly Bear

Effects of Habitat Quality & Access Management on the Density of a Recovering Grizzly Bear Population

Interesting article from the Journal of Applied Ecology on Effects of habitat quality and access management on the density of a recovering grizzly…

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Grizzly Bear In Field

Let’s Save Southwestern BC Grizzly Bears

Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative are a coalition united to save southwestern British Columbia’s grizzly bears. Video by Jeremy Williams.

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Rhob Creek Project

Congratulations Johnny Mikes!

Our very own Johnny Mikes recently received the Wilburforce Conservation Leadership Award. These awards recognize outstanding leaders…

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Grizzly In Forest

Grizzly Bear Management – Independent Audit

The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia released an independent audit of Grizzly Bear Management this month.

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Rhob Creek Project

ROHB Creek Project

The PWA Fisheries committee was out on Saturday, Oct. 8th (despite the weather) to put the finishing touches on the most recent works at….

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Outdoor Shooting Range

PWA Trap Shooting Report – 2015

The Pemberton Wildlife Association Shooting Report from 2015. Read On!

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Wildlife Harvest Allocation

Wildlife Harvest Allocation Policy

An open letter from the Pemberton Wildlife Association about British Columbia’s Wildlife Harvest Allocation Policy

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Tenquille Lake Hiking

Tenquille Management Agreement Renewed

The Pemberton Wildlife Association is pleased to announce the renewal of an agreement with the Provincial Government which will see the PWA…

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Salmon Spawning Stream

Stop Salmon Farming Petition

Stop Salmon Farming Petition Home » News & Events Recently, the powerful Cohen Commission Report detailing the risks of the salmon farming industry was released, …

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Deer Tracking

Deer Tagging & Tracking in Pemberton and Area

NOTICE TO ALL MU 2-11 DEER HUNTERS

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Chinook Salmon Conservation

Chinook Salmon Conservation

Chinook Salmon Conservation Home » News & Events Since the 1970s, the PWA has been involved in the effort to conserve the unique run of …

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Grizzly Bear

Pemberton Grizzly Conservation

Pemberton Grizzly Conservation Home » News & Events Several Grizzly Bears have been lost in recent years to poachers. These losses have been a huge …

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Bear With Salmon

Winston – The Legendary Bear

Winston – The Legendary Bear Home » News & Events A GRIZZLY BEAR IS BORN IN THE MID-1970’S Author: Hugh Naylor© Sometime in the mid-1970s, …

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Tenquille Lake Cabin

Tenquille Lake Cabin Project

Provincial permits are all in place, the plans have been approved by a Structural Engineer and the materials list is being studied carefully for cost and weight efficiencies.

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Shooting Range

Jackrabbits & Big Game Hunters

Empty ammunition shells glint in the sun. I crunch through the snow above Suicide Hill, trying not to flinch at the crack-crack of rifle shots as clay pigeons are systematically demolished

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