Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook is seeking submissions from artists for a new t-shirt design highlighting our Branch’s local work. The cities of Kimberley and Cranbrook are home to a wealth of talented visual artists, and we’re searching for individuals who can bring our vision of vibrant, sustainable communities to life through their artwork. Think you have a … Continued
Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey strikes again!
Frozen marshes, few birds and cold temperatures… that’s how many people would have felt about the way spring rolled out in the Columbia Valley this year. However, despite there being some truth to this description, the recently completed third round of spring migratory bird counts conducted through Wildsight Golden’s Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey (CWWS) came … 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
The RDEK is considering a proposal to redesignate 29.6 acres of land beside Lizard Creek, just outside the City of Fernie boundaries, to allow for a small lot subdivision with up to 12 lots. In Fernie, humans live closely with wildlife travelling along the narrow Elk Valley. The proposed development would add roughly ten new … Continued
This position has been filled. Job Posting: Conservation Program Coordinator Hourly Wage: $18/hour Location: Kimberley, BC Hours: 40 hours per week, travel, evenings and weekend work are required Date Range: May 15, 2017-August 31, 2017 About us: Wildsight is an environmental charity with a 30-year history that works in the Columbia Basin region of British … Continued
There are few animals as badass as the wolverine. And yet, while they are known for their tenacity and fearlessness, wolverines are in trouble. Wolverines need space to roam, perhaps more than any other mammal, and they need deep snowpacks to den in. Wolverines are even known for establishing dens near avalanche paths to eat … 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
Join us in celebrating everything we’ve achieved together with our 2016 Annual Report (PDF). Photo by Howard Smith, Mountainwonder.ca