A grassroots effort made provincial news recently, when a successful crowdfunding campaign garnered $400,000 to buy a 40-hectare piece of privately-owned land near Nelson under threat of logging. This huge win in Cottonwood Lake, a locally cherished recreation area, brings to light a problem in our province: why do we as British Columbians need to … Continued
Author: Eddie Petryshen
The numbers are staggering; 500 square kilometres of old growth forests are logged every year in BC. Many of these forests in places like the Coastal or Inland Temperate Rainforests are irreplaceable because they have taken hundreds, if not thousands of years to develop. Job numbers are equally staggering; 47,000 forestry jobs were lost between … Continued
Save Argonaut Creek from old growth logging
A step in the right direction In January, we asked you to take action to support proposed changes to hunting and trapping in BC. The provincial government recently posted new hunting and trapping regulations for 2020-2022 for the Kootenay region and the province. The regulations are a small step in the right direction towards helping … Continued
Old growth forests in BC are being systematically eliminated through industrial forestry and bad government policy. Present government policy is allowing for the destruction of what little old growth forest remains in British Columbia – if this continues, old growth forests and the species that depend upon them will disappear. We’re asking you to take … Continued
A massive ski resort development has been proposed in the Central Selkirk mountains between Kaslo and New Denver. The proposal would cover 55 square kilometres of the mountains north of Highway 31A, bordering Goat Range Provincial Park. The sprawling Zincton resort development, proposed by David Harley, would incorporate Kane Creek, the Three Forks area, London … Continued
It’s tough to wrap your head around: in BC, there are enough resource roads to drive from Vancouver to Halifax and back – 60 times. These roads which are scattered throughout British Columbia are predominantly dirt and gravel roads that provide the public as well as the logging, oil and gas, and mining industries with … Continued
Amidst the bone-chilling winds of the continental divide, wolverines use the spine of the Rocky Mountains to travel up and down BC’s Southern Rockies.
As winter shifts to spring, life emerges in all forms. This is especially true for the wild and reclusive wolverine, who give birth in February through mid March. Pregnant female wolverines will dig or find a den site under the snow where they will give birth to their kits.
Wildsight and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) are touring the Kootenays with the film Chasing a Trace. The film will be followed by a presentation and discussion highlighting wolverine research happening in the region directly from biologists involved in Wolverine Watch—a collaborative venture that also collects community science to better understand the needs of … Continued