Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Gilvesy named to Species at Risk committee

Bryan Gilvesy of Tillsonburg, owner of YU Ranch and a member of the Bob-O-Link Roundtable, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Ontario government’s Species at Risk Program Advisory Committee.

He is one of 19 members that can be appointed to the committee.

Also recently added is Merla Allison of Vale Canada Limited, a major mining company, where she serves as senior environmental analyst, a job that includes preserving environments for birds, fish and animals at risk of becoming extinct.

Gilvesy is chairman of Norfolk Alternative Land Use Services, co-chairman of the Sustain Ontario Steering Committee and a member of the Ontario Agricultural Biomass Steering Committee and the Ontario Bob-O-Link Roundtable.

Farmers have been challenging the government's attempts to regulate pastures and hay fields to protect nesting areas for Bob-O-Links.