The BC Government continues to approve extensions and entertain new open pit coal mine proposals in the Elk River watershed, an integral part of the Southern Rockies wildlife corridor. Last week, Teck’s Baldy Ridge extension was approved, opening up new mining areas for Teck Coal’s Elk View operations. The Elk Valley provides core habitat for … Continued
Students Take Action for Turtles!
Wildsight News :Elk Valley Branch
Fall is my favourite time of year – harvest season is in full swing and root cellars are being stocked for the winter, our communities and the alpine come alive with the golden shimmer of the larch trees, the rivers run red with Kokanee and thoughts of winter start dancing in my head. It’s an … Continued
If you drive to Alberta along Highway 3 this month, you’ll probably have to slow down when you come up to Emerald and Crowsnest Lakes. You might sigh and mutter something under your breath about construction, but this is no ordinary road construction. Alberta Transportation is installing wildlife fencing that will span both east and west … Continued
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
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
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
Dawn Deydey is Wildsight’s coordinator for Beyond Recycling, a action-oriented sustainability program for kids in the Columbia Basin. She won a Canadian Hometown Hero award in 2013 for all of the amazing work she does in the Elk Valley to create a thriving community based on an environmental ethic. She is a roller derby girl and … 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.
Thank you all, our supporters, funders, partners, members, volunteers and friends for an amazing year. Together, we got kids outside connecting with nature, we trained people to monitor their water, we held farmers’ markets and film festivals, and kept the Jumbo Valley wild for another year! Read about everything we accomplished together here in our … Continued
Aren’t we lucky to live in this beautiful place? I love living in the Elk Valley surrounded by nature. I feel nurtured by the mountains, clean air and water. Taking action to care for this place that I love so much has become very important to me.