WILD HARVEST INITIATIVE
The Wild Harvest Initiative has the potential to change the conversation about the benefits of hunting and angling and the value of our wild lands and waters.
The GOABC is pleased to formally announce our support of Conservation Visions Inc. and the Wild Harvest Initiative. The Wild Harvest Initiative might just be one of the most significant conservation projects that we have seen in our lifetime,” said Michael Schneider, Vice President of the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC). The Wild Harvest Initiative is a multi-year project designed to accurately measure the biomass of wild protein harvested by hunters and anglers in the United States and Canada. It will also assess the nutritional, cultural, and economic value of this harvest, as well as the ecological costs of hypothetically replacing this food through modern agriculture.
“Modern society increasingly demands healthier food and more humane treatment of the animals we consume. Fish and wildlife living in their natural habitats provide us with truly organic, free-range food. We are excited to help Conservation Visions quantify the value of this natural harvest” said Michael Schneider.
Mark Werner, GOABC Past President said “we have been partnering with Shane Mahoney, CEO of Conservation Visions, for years on significant conservation programs. The Wild Harvest Initiative has the potential to change the conversation about the benefits of hunting and angling and the value of our wild lands and waters. Food security and access to healthy food should be of concern to everyone, and legally harvesting our wild resources can play a big role in achieving these goals. I am pleased to see that support for the Wild Harvest Initiative is growing in both Canada and the U.S., and I encourage all organizations to join us as we move forward with this landmark project.” For more information please contact Scott Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-541-6332.