As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’ve also been cleaning out our office and have had the opportunity to go through boxes and boxes of photos, slides, newspaper clippings and files from the past 30 years of environmental advocacy. No matter the issue, one thread that weaves through it all has been the incredible people … Continued
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It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dale Zinovich. A passionate advocate for the environment, Dale was one of the founding members of the East Kootenay Environmental Society (EKES) with her husband George. Over the years, Dale was a steady, grounded and committed force, playing a key role … Continued
As Kootenay kids headed back into the classroom this September, Wildsight educators were scheming to get them right back outside again. Every year, across the Columbia Basin, our team of 25 environmental educators bring the magic of nature to thousands of kids, from Kindergarten all the way up to high school. Through field trips to … Continued
Job Description: 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. The Wildsight-Golden Branch is looking for an environmentally-minded, energetic, outgoing and well-organized person to coordinate our communications and public outreach initiatives, and to work on capacity … Continued
Wildsight is deeply saddened by the Supreme Court ruling today that fails to recognize indigenous spiritual rights connected to sacred places in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We stand with the Ktunaxa Nation in the continued fight to defend their sacred territory from the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort. “Wildsight supports the Ktunaxa Nation’s call … Continued
On Oct. 5, Teck pleaded guilty and was fined $1.4M under the Fisheries Act for releasing pollution from their Line Creek water treatment facility in 2014. The three releases of contaminated water killed dozens of bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout. “The fish populations in the Elk and Kootenay watersheds are world-renowned. A central principle … Continued
Water has been at the core of our work at Wildsight for 30 years. To celebrate our 30th anniversary and the enactment of the full suite of federal boating regulations on the Columbia Wetlands, the culmination of 16 years of work, we gathered late this September to celebrate with a group paddle through the wetlands. … Continued
World Wildlife Fund’s recent Living Planet Index report highlights sobering statistics on the decline of wildlife species in Canada. Of over 900 species surveyed, half are showing significant population declines. This includes large declines of federally-designated Species at Risk like mountain caribou, who have disappeared from much of their historic range in BC’s interior mountains over … Continued
Continuing our 30th anniversary celebration, Eddie Petryshen sat down with Ellen Zimmerman to talk conservation in the Kootenays.
Jon Turk—adventurer, scientist, storyteller and wanderer—will present “Talking to Animals” on encounters with wild creatures on this September in Invermere, Creston, Kimberley and Cranbrook.