Every bite we take comes with a backstory of interconnected narratives. The problem is, we’ve taken so many bites throughout human history that—somewhere along the way—we stopped paying attention to the plot details behind what’s sitting at the end of our forks. Before we talk about the local food stories that are being written in … Continued
Author: Jeremy Sroka
On the 12th of June, 2017, Wildsight officially celebrates 30 years of working to protect wildlife, clean water and wild places. And it’s been quite the journey. If you ask John Bergenske, our Conservation Director and one of the original wild faces, this 30th anniversary is less of a milestone marker and more a continuum … Continued
It’s very easy to become disconnected to where our water comes from and what happens once we’re done with it. We turn on our taps and out it comes. We pull the plug and there it goes. But, contrary to what the conveniences of modern life have led us to believe, there’s much more to … Continued
More than any other season, the pull to go outside seems to tug the strongest in the summer. Maybe it’s the undeniable bliss that comes when you combine warm sunshine with a cool breeze? Perhaps it’s the sound of mom shouting “turn that thing off and go play outside!” that still echoes in our minds, … Continued
As you have probably already noticed, the birds are back in full (s)wing. But how many? And which ones? That sort of information would require a small army of keen-eyed citizen-scientists and birders to patiently observe and keep track. Well, luckily for all of us, the Kootenays are full of citizen-scientist-birder soldiers – and thanks to … Continued
This week’s wrap-up features articles from Flathead Beacon, Calgary Metro, Calgary Herald, High Country News and David Suzuki Foundation.
Spring has sprung and summer is coming – and you don’t need to check the calendar to confirm this is true. Just open your window. Or better yet, open your front door and walk outside. You can not only feel it in the air, you can see it and hear it. That’s right folks… the … Continued
This week’s wrap-up features articles from David Suzuki Foundation, Margo McDiarmid, Cathy Ellis and Carol Linnitt; as well as a trailer for ‘Last Stand – The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest’ and a reminder to add your voice to the Review of Environmental Assesment Processes: Climate Change & Impact.
Eleven excellent Wildsight educators gathered in Revelstoke this spring for their annual training session for Columbia Basin Trust’s Know Your Watershed program, an initiative administered and delivered by Wildsight. “With educators in every major community across the Columbia Basin, teaching watershed literacy to as many students as possible, these annual training sessions are crucial not … Continued
This week’s wrap-up features articles by William Yardley, Andrea Thompson, Emma Gilchrist, Jon Gertner and a great video from Accelerate Kootenay.