June 2017 Archives

by Carolyn for front page

Sadly, the moose calf we rescued, didn’t make it. 😔. It passed away on Friday night.  At least it was given a fighting chance to live. Thanks for giving it that chance, Northern Lights Wildlife Society. And thank you, fellow Caledonia Rambler members for rescuing it.

 

by Carolyn for front page

Moose Calf Rescue

Five members of the Caledonia Ramblers rescued a moose calf caught in a barbed-wire fence Wednesday afternoon (June 7th) on their way home from a trail-clearing day on the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail. Dave King, Darren Adams, Nowell Senior, Ron Neukomm and Tim Gardner were driving east along Pelican Road, west of Blackwater Road, when they spotted the animal with no mother in sight. After the group freed the calf, Nowell and Ron tried to give it water. Although its right hind leg was badly injured, Darren made room in the back of his pickup for the calf and Dave lifted it into the vehicle. Ultimately the men decided to take the calf to the BC Parks office on Ospika Avenue and were able to contact local Parks head, Gary Van Spengen, before their arrival. A local conservation officer took possession of the calf, thought it might be saveable and planned to take it to a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Update!  Good news, we just learned the calf moose has been sent to the wildlife rehab
centre in Smithers.

 

by Carolyn for front page

This is one GREAT reason why our Trail Guides are so awesome.  Part of the proceeds from sales goes towards trail maintenance.  Here’s a few photos from the two work hikes that we had this weekend.  We worked on the Tacheeda Trail and on the Fort George Canyon trail.