Lindsay Cuff: You just had a major victory in your environmental career: the third and final part of a boating regulation meant to protect the Columbia River adjacent to the Columbia Wetlands was enacted. How long was that in the making? Ellen Zimmerman: Depending on how far you go back…when we were EKES (East Kootenay … Continued
Save Our Mountain Caribou Petition delivered to Catherine McKenna!
Wildsight News :Golden Branch
Communications and Development Coordinator (One year, half-time contract, with potential to renew) Start Date: Position begins January 3, 2017, with two to three training days in mid-December Hours: 20-24 hours a week, to be determined Salary: $22,235-$26,682 (this includes five weeks paid vacation) Job Location: Kimberley, BC Wildsight is looking for a creative, collaborative and passionate … Continued
After 16 years of tireless effort from a broad spectrum of stakeholders, the final part of a three-part boating regulation, created to minimize threats to the Columbia Wetland ecosystem and enhance public safety, was enacted today. This precedent setting federal regulation, jointly requested by the BC Ministry of the Environment and local environmental organization Wildsight, … Continued
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
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
Wildsight Golden is the voice of environmental conservation in the Golden area. We aim to engage with the local community to bring about positive change toward conservation and sustainability. Wildsight Golden Branch is looking for an energetic, outgoing and well-organized person with some background in an environmental field to coordinate our communications and public outreach … 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
Recently, BC Timber Sales forwarded a referral to Wildsight of their proposed new Integrated Pest Management Plan for the Golden Timber area. The maps attached to the plan highlight vast areas potentially proposed for pesticide treatment, extending throughout the Golden area. Over the past few years, one chemical in particular has come under global scrutiny … Continued