More than any other season, the pull to go outside seems to tug the strongest in the summer. Maybe it’s the undeniable bliss that comes when you combine warm sunshine with a cool breeze? Perhaps it’s the sound of mom shouting “turn that thing off and go play outside!” that still echoes in our minds, … Continued
30 years of Wildsight: An interview with Ellen Zimmerman
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As you have probably already noticed, the birds are back in full (s)wing. But how many? And which ones? That sort of information would require a small army of keen-eyed citizen-scientists and birders to patiently observe and keep track. Well, luckily for all of us, the Kootenays are full of citizen-scientist-birder soldiers – and thanks to … Continued
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
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
UPDATE: Bad news for bears today. The subdivision was approved by the RDEK on August 4, with local Area A director Mike Sosnowski and Fernie Mayor Mary Guiliano voting for the subdivision and against the bears, despite strong local opposition (and 432 of you sending a message in opposition to the RDEK). The RDEK … 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