Nelsonite Paul Saso is the author of a new book – Kootenay Inspired – that illuminates the lives of twelve extraordinary Kootenay residents. Believing in the power of community and positive change, he is donating half of the proceeds of his book to both Wildsight’s education programs and Kootenay Lake’s Tipi Camp. I recently sat … Continued
Save Our Mountain Caribou Petition delivered to Catherine McKenna!
Earlier this month, Kimberley students in Mrs Strachan-Garrel’s Grade 4/5 class at McKim Middle School put on snowshoes and went out into the snow to harvest lichen for our endangered mountain caribou. Patty Kolisnichenko, a local educator who leads EcoStewards, Wildsight’s stewardship-based education program for kids, visited the class several times to teach the students … Continued
“Love her, but keep her wild.” ~Atticus To the dreamers, the doers, the ones fighting to protect the places and people we love. To you. Happy Valentine’s Day. Make a gift to wildlife and wild places today in someone’s honour.
The Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources Society (Trench Society) is seeking a full-time coordinator. The successful applicant: • Must have related natural resource management qualifications and experience suitable for promoting and delivering grassland ecosystem restoration and conservation activities; • Be responsible for all administrative, financial, technical and management activities associated with the operations of the … Continued
Job Description The Elk Valley is home to both world class wilderness and wildlife and world class coal deposits. We work to protect the wildlife and water values of this important region, while minimizing our industrial footprint and impact on the landscape. The Elk Valley Program Coordinator will be based in the Elk Valley and … Continued
Thank you for standing up for Mountain Caribou! Last week, long-time Wildsighter Laurel Ralston delivered your Save Our Mountain Caribou petition directly into Catherine McKenna’s hands in Ottawa. The petitions from you and nearly 600 others called on the minister to use her powers under our Species at Risk Act to protect all critical mountain caribou habitat now — before it’s … Continued
Selenium pollution coming from the Elk Valley coal mines is a major problem and polluted water is harming fish as far downstream as Koocanusa Reservoir. So why isn’t government regulating selenium levels to protect fish, birds and all kinds of life that depend on clean water? The answer is complicated. The good news: federal regulation … Continued
Under Canada’s Species at Risk Act, a committee of scientific experts assesses species that are under threat and recommends SARA listings to the federal government. In their latest recommendations, they argue that the western populations of grizzly bears and wolverines should be listed as species of Special Concern. We strongly support these listings and urge … Continued
I’m behind a quick moving Jim Smith as we work our way through thick alder and saskatoon. He’s spent his life in the bush and seems to move faster as the brush gets thicker. Jim, a retired forester with over 30 years of experience, has brought me to Goat Mountain to give me a field … Continued
Should we outsource the protection of our environment? Keeping our rivers and lakes clean, protecting wild creatures and making sure our ecosystems stay intact are some of the most important functions of our government. But in BC, since the early 2000s, our government has handed over much of the responsibility for environmental protection to various … Continued