Apple Capture

Apple pressing photo by Yana KehrleinThe East Kootenay is home to many fruit trees. When the fruit is left to fall off the trees and rot, it attracts local wildlife—including deer and bears. Wildsight’s Apple Capture is here to help you keep up with your fruit harvest or to share it with someone who can. Together, we can turn a wildlife attractant into healthy local food.

Here’s how you do it:

Tree Share Board

Got Apples? Want Apples? Our Tree Share Board is the place to connect. If you have a fruit tree that you just can’t keep up with or if you want to find some trees that need picking, this virtual space is for you!

Apple Harvest Equipment

You can use apple capture equipment to pick, juice, sauce or dry your harvest – and to prune your trees. We have juicers and grinders, dehydrators, sauce making kits, and apple peeler / slicer / corers, plus picker.

Access this equipment from our Tool Share Program. Heads up! You’ll need to create and account on our Tool Share booking platform (but don’t worry, it’s easy).

Fruit Waste

If you are pressing apples, the pressing leftovers can be used for animal feed or composted at the RDEK transfer station.

Report it!

Know about a tree that could attract wildlife?
FERNIE:Contact Ryan Borjemsky Bylaw Services at (250) 423-6817 or bylaw@fernie.ca
SPARWOOD: Art Mortimer  (250) 425-5367

Report wildlife sightings. Contact Wildsafe BC or call: 1-877-952-RAPP

Questions?

Fernie: elkvalley@wildisght.ca or call 250-423-3322

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Branch Information

Contact

891 2nd Ave (Mainfloor)
PO Box 537,
Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Phone: 250.423.3322
Email: elkvalley@wildsight.ca
elkvalley@wildsight.ca

Join The Team

Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.

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