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.
Bank swallows have faced a devastating 98% population loss over a 40-year period recently. Barn swallows aren’t faring much better, with a 76% loss over the same period. Swallow populations are facing multiple threats including reduced food sources, vehicle collisions, habitat destruction, and large-scale impacts such as climatic changes. These sobering statistics led Golden biologist … Continued
A new province-wide coalition is calling on the government to re-establish the province as a world leader in fish, wildlife, and habitat management. The Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Coalition represents a diverse array of interests that all share common concerns about the decline of fish, wildlife, and habitat including environmental and conservation organizations, hunting and … Continued
One year has passed since the release of A New Future for Old Forests, a thorough provincial old growth report, yet little has been done to stop old growth logging. Premier Horgan and the BC NDP promised to fully implement the report’s recommendations. But instead of an immediate deferral of critically threatened old growth, our … Continued