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The membership is an amalgamation of hunters, anglers, naturalists, trappers, guides and environmentalists who provide a broad base of talents, interests and willingness to get involved in putting something back into the resources we all make use of. The group is also affiliated with the B.C. Wildlife Federation and SCWA memberships include the insurance benefits provided through the BCWF.

The SCWA was chartered in 1970 and since then has been involved in many projects, large and small. The first project was the improvement of waterfowl nesting areas on Hudson Bay Slough in South Fort George. Since then other projects have included the Highway 16 Wildlife Viewing Area, Blackwater deer tagging, West Lake and St. Georges Creek trout enhancement, trout stocking in Norman, Purden and Summit Lakes, bear information workshops, the Omineca Wildlife Patrol, the Grizzly Diversionary Feeding Program and the Northern Bear Awareness Program.

The SCWA has operated a Salmon and Trout Hatchery in their 2,500 square foot log building located on the banks of the Nechako River since 1988 and operated 2 fish fences from 1994 – 2001 on the Salmon and Chilako Rivers. Ongoing projects include support of the Annual River’s Day celebration at Fort George Park, Kids Fishing Pond, delivery of the Learn to Fish Program, Ferguson Lake and Shane Lake Enhancement Projects including installation of new fishing docks in association with the Freshwater Fishing Society of BC.

With a 1,000 sq foot expansion to house hatchery operations, the SCWA building was renovated to accommodate the new Nechako-Fraser Natural Resource Stewardship Centre. It’s goal is to facilitate collaboration, partnership building, education and conservation of our natural resources both regionally and provincially. This Centre allows for similarly minded groups and organizations to showcase their projects in the community working together to increase public awareness and provide user friendly access for the public to information through workshops, seminars, programs and use of computer stations and Internet access. The meeting room is used for school tours, discourses, instruction classes and meetings, not only for SCWA, but also for groups such as the PG Trappers Assoc, the PG Naturalists Club, the Polar Coachman Fly fishers, the UNBC Wildlife Club, the Bear Human Conflict Committee, the Omineca Region of the BC Wildlife Federation, the PG Riverboat Assoc, the PG Back country Recreation Society, Northwest Paddling Brigade, the Salmon Fishing Advisory Board, and the Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Group.