We are losing our mountain caribou. Across the Kootenays and Columbia, caribou populations are dwindling, with only eight herds left. North of Revelstoke, more than 100 caribou remain, but further south, herd sizes range from roughly thirty to a single, solitary caribou. For mountain caribou, habitat is critical. The factors in their decline are complex … Continued
30 years of Wildsight: An interview with John Bergenske
Wildsight News :Mountain Caribou
Bryce Comer has been working on a film about Mountain Caribou for the last eight years. He has generously agreed to share video updates pulling together footage from trail cameras places throughout the South Selkirks. While the current situation is dire for these special animals, there is still hope. Enjoy the update and thank you to … Continued
Written by John Bergenske, Conservation Director, Wildsight I recently had a rare opportunity to visit the Mountain Caribou maternity pen outside Revelstoke. I was part of a small group of participants from the Columbia Mountain Institute Predator-Prey Conference privileged to visit the project. The maternity pen is a project of Revelstoke Rearing in the Wild. … Continued
When I decided to spend last July exploring the world of Mountain Caribou in northeastern Washington and the interior of British Columbia, I thought I understood the basics of the challenges this beautiful creature is facing in the modern world.