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 the 2020-2022 for the Kootenay region and the province. The regulations are a small step in the right direction towards … Continued
Author: Eddie Petryshen
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
Are you worried about clear cutting on private land in the Kootenay region? Join us in your community to learn more about how we can work together for more community control of our landscape.
The provincial government recently announced plans to capture the remaining six caribou from the South Selkirks and South Purcell herds and translocate the animals to a maternal pen near Revelstoke. This is the latest chapter in an ongoing heartbreaking story of a species on the brink. As one of North America’s oldest mammals, southern mountain … Continued
What if I told you that one of North America’s oldest mammals, the southern mountain caribou, the round-hooved arboreal-lichen-eating ungulates who survived ice ages 12,000 years ago, are nearing extinction? Herds that once roamed widely throughout the Columbia Mountains are now isolated into 18 subpopulations, hanging on in the remote areas of our heavily-altered mountain … Continued