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
Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey strikes again!
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Earlier this year, we wrote about a proposal for a lodge at Gibraltar Mountain Lookout. We asked you to submit comments to Front Counter BC to oppose this lodge, which threatened winter range for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and their lambing areas. The lodge also threatened mountain goat habitat and feeding areas for grizzly bears. Recently, … Continued
The RDEK is considering a proposal to redesignate 29.6 acres of land beside Lizard Creek, just outside the City of Fernie boundaries, to allow for a small lot subdivision with up to 12 lots. In Fernie, humans live closely with wildlife travelling along the narrow Elk Valley. The proposed development would add roughly ten new … Continued
This week’s wrap-up features articles from Flathead Beacon, Calgary Metro, Calgary Herald, High Country News and David Suzuki Foundation.
Spring has arrived, and as we all head to the hills to revel in the newfound green and warm breeze, it’s important to remember that we won’t be the only ones doing so. That’s right; the bears are waking up from another long winter nap. And, as is always the case during this change of … Continued
Spring has sprung and summer is coming – and you don’t need to check the calendar to confirm this is true. Just open your window. Or better yet, open your front door and walk outside. You can not only feel it in the air, you can see it and hear it. That’s right folks… the … Continued
This week’s wrap-up features articles from David Suzuki Foundation, Margo McDiarmid, Cathy Ellis and Carol Linnitt; as well as a trailer for ‘Last Stand – The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest’ and a reminder to add your voice to the Review of Environmental Assesment Processes: Climate Change & Impact.
Eleven excellent Wildsight educators gathered in Revelstoke this spring for their annual training session for Columbia Basin Trust’s Know Your Watershed program, an initiative administered and delivered by Wildsight. “With educators in every major community across the Columbia Basin, teaching watershed literacy to as many students as possible, these annual training sessions are crucial not … Continued
This week’s wrap-up features articles by William Yardley, Andrea Thompson, Emma Gilchrist, Jon Gertner and a great video from Accelerate Kootenay.
This school year, 13 classes from around the Columbia Basin joined Wildsight educators on a 24 week Beyond Recycling investigation into the impact of their lifestyles—energy, waste and consumption—to discover how their everyday actions affect the health of the planet and how they can be agents of positive change. “In Beyond Recycling, students spend 24 … Continued