Students from Salmo Elementary have been working to design and install six interpretive panels to engage the community on the importance of conserving the Western Painted Turtle population at Champion Lakes Provincial Park near Fruitvale, B.C. The project has been a true community collaboration, bringing together Wildsight’s EcoStewards Program, Artstarts – Artists in the Classroom, … Continued
Save Our Mountain Caribou Petition delivered to Catherine McKenna!
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR: Marion Stotts Marion joined Wildsight Invermere in 2006 and jumped right into the thick of things as a board member, working on projects like the Finding a Balance economics and environment forum and the Lake Enid restoration, while also sitting on Wildsight Regional’s Board of Directors. “Health (of people and planet) is a big … 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
The BC Auditor General’s audit of compliance and enforcement of the mining sector is strongly critical of the BC government’s failure to address environmental concerns in the Elk Valley. Selenium pollution has been accumulating over the past hundred years. While the problem has been recognized for well over a decade, the province’s failure to take … Continued
Written by John Bergenske, Conservation Director, Wildsight I recently had a rare opportunity to visit the Mountain Caribou maternity pen outside Revelstoke. I was part of a small group of participants from the Columbia Mountain Institute Predator-Prey Conference privileged to visit the project. The maternity pen is a project of Revelstoke Rearing in the Wild. … Continued
Mrs. Heikkila’s Gr. 6/7 class at Rossland Summit School enjoyed getting their hands dirty while making their own Native Seed Bombs for Earth Day. The students have been participating in Beyond Recycling, our 24-week program that tackles topics such as energy, waste and consumption. Using a hands-on approach and local community expertise, the program empowers … Continued
As part of our Food Sustainability initiatives, we are excited to invite applications for the position of Kimberley Farmers’ Market Coordinator. The Kimberley Farmer’s Market was founded in 2014 and in two short years of operation has become a cornerstone of the community. Check out the full details by clicking here, Kimberley Farmers Market Coordinator Posting. … Continued
Dawn Deydey is Wildsight’s coordinator for Beyond Recycling, a action-oriented sustainability program for kids in the Columbia Basin. She won a Canadian Hometown Hero award in 2013 for all of the amazing work she does in the Elk Valley to create a thriving community based on an environmental ethic. She is a roller derby girl and … 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.
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR: Kirk Mauthner How are you connected with Wildsight? As an internationally certified mountain guide, I’m very happy to be able to spend a lot of time – year round – out in our beautiful backcountry. Over the decades I’ve also come to witness some of the effects, changes and impacts that we people … Continued