Video: Protected Status - Threatened Habitat in the Peace Valley

Barn swallows are listed as threatened species under the Species at Risk Act in Canada. Loss of nesting habitat, including wetlands, have been identified as a cause for their threatened status. “There’s a real concern over the decline in barn swallows [in British Columbia], but we’re not seeing that here. We just love having the barn swallows around. They’re a great part of the biodiversity here and they give protected status to our structures. Under the wildlife act, they have a 30 metre radius protected buffer when they’re nesting. Pretty much wherever you go in our yard you’re in 30-metre radius of nesting songbirds. So, in some ways the birds have more protected status then we do.” -Ken

Videos: Paddle for the Peace and Stake in the Peace

Paddle for the Peace 2018 “We aren’t opposed to the creation of the energy, what we’re opposed to is the destruction of this valley.” - Chief Roland Willson The 13th Annual Paddle for the Peace was held on July 14th, 2018. Hear Chief Willson from West Moberly First Nations speak about the importance of celebrating the river and the ongoing case before the BC Supreme Court to protect the Peace River Valley. Learn more: and -- Video by Munro/Thompson and Alpha-Omega Productions Director: Brandon Thompson Producer: Amanda Munro Cinematographer: Nolan McAllister Editors: Chris G. Miller & Andrew Park Stake in the Peace "More than 200 of Canada's lead

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