Founded in 1962, Pemberton Wildlife Association is arguably the oldest association in the Sea to Sky Corridor dedicated to promoting conservation, preservation, and enhancement of wildlife and outdoor recreational resources. Pemberton Wildlife Association is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization formed with the recognition that involvement in outdoor activities lead to true appreciation of nature, knowledge and advocation for conservation and protection.
Over the past 6 decades, the PWA has played a very active role through science, conservation, education and ‘boots on the ground’ volunteer labour to safeguard fish, wildlife and wild places while maintaining access to forest, mountain and other recreational areas around our beautiful and pristine Valley.
The PWA has participated in the NA Bat Monitoring Program since 2019 in partnership with BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada.
As with many other non-profits, 2020 was a difficult financial year due to the pandemic and Stewardship Pemberton faced cancelling the Little Sapling program.
$5.5K Total Donation (2020 & 2021)
The PWA donated $3K over two years to the Stewardship Pemberton 2021 Feasting for Change program. The Fruit Tree Project portion of the FFC program has had a substantial impact on the reduction of human-bear conflict.
Early in 2020, the PWA donated $25K to the Nature Conservation of Canada for the acquisition of a property on the edge of the Ryan River in Pemberton.
The balance of the funds needed were realized in 2020 and the property was brought into permanent conservation.