16 Years of short-sighted mismanagement of natural resources in this province has left a significant debt to wildlife populations, water quality, climate change resiliency, and economic sectors reliant on our forests. These have direct long-term costs and in many cases have resulted in a net negative impact on nearby communities including water quality and tourism revenue. Many wildlife populations are at a crisis point where hunting and recreation restrictions and culling are used to as a last resort to avoid complete species loss. This, however, does not address the bigger picture. There is a gross underfunding to support habitat protection, restoration and monitoring wildlife populations. BC is 25 times less funded per ha than states like Oregon with less biodiversity.