This year, we are launching YCC in Golden, where focus will be on reducing wildfire risk within a key area of the community; other work may focus on energy efficiency, ecosystem restoration/enhancement, food systems, waste, transport, and community education and engagement.
The intervenor applications for the Gitxaała Nation’s legal challenge against the Province of British Columbia and four mineral claim holders begin today. The Nation filed the case with the B.C. Supreme Court in October 2021, requesting a review of seven mineral claims staked on its territory without its consent, as well as a determination of … Continued
K̓ukamaʔnam/Kimberley – Wildsight strongly supports the Ktunaxa Nation’s decades long call to have the International Joint Commission (ICJ) address the deterioration of water quality in the Elk-Kootenay River System. The IJC, with independent representatives from Canada and the United States, makes recommendations based upon consideration of science and Indigenous knowledge. Wildsight is concerned with both … Continued
When we launched Youth Climate Corps (YCC) in 2020, we had many goals and dreams for what this program could become. We wanted the opportunity for skill-building, lesson-learning, and support-giving. We wanted a program that could inspire young adults to choose careers that support a sustainable future. We sat down with 2021 Youth Climate … Continued
Ripped pants, flat bike tires, a vacuum cleaner…these are just some of the items repaired by generous local volunteers at a Fix It Fair held by the Kimberley/Cranbrook Youth Climate Corps crew. Attendees left the event with their mended objects in hand, smiles on their faces, and, most importantly,
Slocan Valley residents heading to the local government election polls this fall will be asked to vote on a new parcel tax to protect local conservation values. The Regional District of Central Kootenay’s (RDCK) electoral area H will decide whether to establish a Local Conservation Fund. These funds put money into the hands of local … Continued
Girls on Ice is a tuition-free wilderness science education program for young women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth (ages 16-18). The team spends 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and the alpine landscape in Kokanee Glacier Park through field studies with a professional female wildlife biologist, a glaciologist, artist and mountaineers. Each … Continued
A combination of science and sweat helped create a new wetland in the Elk Valley, bolstering efforts to protect and conserve this ecologically rich region. Wildsight’s Kimberley/Cranbrook Youth Climate Corps (YCC) was hired to help build wetland basins on The Nature Trust of BC’s (NTBC) Big Ranch Conservation Area, located just off Highway 43, between … Continued
If Elk Valley coal mine emissions from coal in the ground to steel in hand were included in British Columbia’s total greenhouse gas emissions, it would increase British Columbia’s total greenhouse gas emissions by 115%, but they aren’t. In part three of our Cost of Coal series, we explore the full inventory of greenhouse gas … Continued
More than 500 kilometres from the coast, the world’s only Inland Temperate Rainforest is disappearing every day. Watch our newest campaign video to find out what the BC Government and logging industry doesn’t want you to know, and take action today.