Posted: Feb 11, 2015 6:23 AM PT Last Updated: Feb 11, 2015 10:20 PM PT
The point man for British Columbia's effort to save endangered mountain caribou says a controversial wolf cull will likely be necessary for the next five years.
Assistant deputy minister Tom Ethier told CBC News the 180 wolves being shot from helicopter in the South Peace and South Selkirk regions this winter are just the beginning.
"We've been pretty clear this is a five-year project," Ethier said. "We're going to be doing this for the next five years. At the end of those five years, we're going to do that analysis as to whether this effort was worth it."