The Province is kicking in 135-thousand dollars to support the recovery of the Vancouver Island marmot over the next two years, with Island Timberlands and TimberWest contributing an additional $35,000 each
for 2015.

The money will go to the Marmot Recovery Foundation, a charity established to spearhead efforts to restore marmots to stable self-sustaining populations in three areas of their historic range.

Cheyney Jackson is the Field Coordinator for the Vancouver Island Recovery Project.

Jackson says the marmot population has bounced back…

Jackson says the funding will assist with the captive breeding program, translocation of marmots from more stable population to areas of need, research and
analysis.