Numbers game: Fall 2017
Notable numbers about hunting and fishing, from 29 to 230,649
American eels released into the Ottawa River in July by the conservation group Ottawa Riverkeeper, in collaboration with the Canadian Wildlife Federation. The release is designed to help restore collapsed eel populations.
Hectares burned this year in B.C.’s wildfires, as of late July. Due to extremely dry and windy conditions, 2017’s wildfires are predicted to be the largest in terms of area burned in the province’s history. As of 2016, the 10-year average was 180,462 hectares burned.
Minimum hours a black-legged tick needs to feed before it transmits the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Experts recommend people shower and check their entire bodies for ticks after spending a day afield.
Anniversary of the Alberta Conservation Association, whose mission is “to conserve, protect and enhance fish and wildlife populations and their habitats for Albertans to enjoy, value and use.”