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-