By Lindsay Cuff Director, Wildsight Regional Council “A tree is the slow explosion of a seed.” ~Bruno Munari My eight-year-old son and I pull up to the access gate on the Forest Service Road (FSR) just off Pacific Marine Rd. One of the forest defenders greets us and we tell her we’re planning to stay … Continued
Beyond Recycling is a Wildsight-run education program that takes students on a journey to explore their energy, waste, and consumption. Through 24 weeks, students go beyond the 3 Rs to really understand where our waste comes from, were it goes, and how we can make changes to lessen our impact on the planet. Beyond Recycling … Continued
The Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration program hosted an online workshop to explore historical fire regimes and forest composition over the past 600 years in the Rocky Mountain Trench with members of the Tree Ring Lab, led by Dr. Lori Daniels (University of British Columbia, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences). Presenters: Greg Greene … Continued
June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. And this year, the sobering reality of why we recognize this month became all the more apparent as the discovery of children’s bodies buried without grace or respect on the grounds of the Kamloops Residential School horrified and shocked the world. We grieve the lost lives of … Continued
Update: Hiring is complete for the 2021 YCC Kimberley/Cranbrook crew We are seeking up to eight young adults in the Kimberley/Cranbrook area interested in tackling unique local projects that address the global climate crisis and support local community priorities. From July to October 2021, crew members on the Youth Climate Corps (YCC) will earn wages … Continued
Private landowners can liquidate forests with little concern for wildlife, water, and local communities. Landowners are not even required to consult with affected residents. Minimal regulations means there’s no requirement to consider long-term sustainability.
Along the meandering upper St Mary’s River, huge old growth cedar stumps tell the story of what was here before the clearcuts. From avalanche path to the valley bottom, the entire landscape has been logged. Why did the Province allow this kind of logging in such important fish and wildlife habitat?
It’s hard to miss the giant clearcut above Wynndel. Why do we allow this kind of logging right above our homes in the heart of the beautiful Creston Valley? Because this land is private land, and there are very few rules for private land logging.
Massive steep-slope clearcuts on private land have been spreading across the Elk Valley. These private land clearcuts near Fernie and Elkford are on private land owned by Canwel, who own ⅛ of the entire Elk Valley.
Columbia Lake residents are in an uproar at a proposed logging operation on private land that threatened their drinking water source. Because of very weak private land logging regulations, there is little local government can do to protect this water source from logging.