South Cariboo Sportsmen Association – SCSA To Host National Rifle League Match. SCSA Range Closed To Members this weekend. Spectators Welcome! Please contact Precision Rifle League for more information.
#supportlocal Thursday this week is all about Fort Berens Estate Winery!Located in the serene scenery of Lillooet, Fort Berens offers several of their signature award-winning wines made from locally cultivated grapes and above all, passion, a dream of the incredible potential of wine-making in Fraser Valley, and a goal of expressing the unique terroir of Lillooet through premium wines at fair prices.learn more atFort Berens Estate Winery orwww.fortberens.ca/#exploregoldcounttybc#lillooetbc... See MoreSee Less
Today's #WildernessWednesday features the largest and longest-living species of freshwater fish in North America: The White Sturgeon.Adult White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) can commonly reach lengths of 2.1 metres (6.9 ft.) and can weigh up to and beyond 450 Kg (992 lbs.). This is in part because of their very long life span. While average life expectancy is much lower and they typically reach full maturity at 11-34 years old, some specimens have been found to be over 100 years old.Sturgeon are an ancient family of fish with early fossils dating back to the early Jurassic period, around 200 million years ago. Unlike most modern fish, they do not have scales, instead having five lateral rows of bony armour plates called scutes, and display other unique features such as barbels, which are whisker-like sensory organs between the mouth and the snout of the fish, and being anadromous, meaning they can thrive in freshwater and saltwater conditions.White Sturgeon can be found within Gold Country as one of the few year-round resident species of the Fraser River, however, Fraser White Sturgeon populations are at a fraction of their historic levels, making them vulnerable to extinction.This is the driving force behind the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society.White Sturgeon were historically an important and reliable year-round food source for various indigenous peoples of the Fraser River and its tributaries. For more information and for a chance to contribute to the conservation of white sturgeon, visit the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society at:www.frasersturgeon.com/fraser-river-white-sturgeon/#exploregoldcountry#exploregoldcountrybc#goldcountryBC#sturgeon#fraservalley#whitesturgeon#fraserriver Image attribution: Un esturgeon blanc (Acipenser transmontanus) dans un bassin de l'aquarium du Périgord noir. By Thesupermat - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83572690White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) By Cliff from Arlington, Virginia, USA - White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus)Uploaded by Magnus Manske, CC BY 2.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21934383... See MoreSee Less