There is a magic to the golden grasses of the Rocky Mountain Trench. Prairie-esque, the rolling grasslands between the Rocky Mountain and Purcell Mountain ranges are the first place to burst into colour in the spring when crocuses and spring beauties dot the landscape and bluebirds fill the air with their song. They provide critical … Continued
Logging in the East Kootenay: We can do better
Wildsight News :Conservation
Our summer print newsletter is hot off the presses, featuring summer hikes and paddles, branch events, new initiatives and inspiring people. Check it out! Wild Times Summer 2016 PLUS: Kimberley/Cranbrook Branch Update Invermere Branch Update Golden Branch Update Elk Valley Branch Update
Canoe tripping in the spring is my favourite way to explore the Columbia Wetlands. One morning in May, I watched from my canoe as 25 Great Blue Herons circled high before swooping down, arranging themselves one by one in trees that lined the shore, their silhouettes standing high off the tree tops. I was spellbound. … Continued
Anyone who has driven Highway 3 between Elko and Alberta has seen wildlife — lots of wildlife. If you’re lucky, they were alive. But we’ve all seen our share of dead wildlife too, and in the worst cases, experienced a wildlife-vehicle collision personally. It can feel like an inevitable side effect of highway use, but … Continued
Born and raised in Cranbrook, BC, Josie Ruoss is a Grade 12 student with a thirst for adventure and a deep passion for wild places. Her passion is inspiring. You might bump into her and her wide eyed smile while hiking the Earl Grey Pass or while climbing at St. Mary’s. Recently, Josie was in … Continued
The BC Auditor General’s audit of compliance and enforcement of the mining sector is strongly critical of the BC government’s failure to address environmental concerns in the Elk Valley. Selenium pollution has been accumulating over the past hundred years. While the problem has been recognized for well over a decade, the province’s failure to take … 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
You have an important opportunity to support a proposed boating regulation limiting boats to 20 hp on the upper Columbia River, extending from Fairmont Hot Springs to Donald, excluding Lake Windermere.
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.
We are so thrilled to share this morning’s breaking news: the Ktunaxa Nation were successful in their bid to bring the fight to keep Qat’muk (Jumbo) wild to the Supreme Court of Canada! Join us in celebration and in thanking the Ktunaxa Nation for all their incredible efforts!