This Saturday is municipal election day in BC. If you need one more reason to get out and vote, consider the power our municipal governments have to change our carbon emissions. With the recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report making it clear that we only have a dozen short years to make drastic … Continued
Author: Lars Sander-Green
Every picture tells a story. Help us tell the story of clean, free-flowing rivers in the Kootenays and Columbia with your water photos. We’re in particular need of photos of the Columbia River, especially from Kinbasket Reservoir to the US border, including dams and reservoirs, the Elk River and tributaries, Koocanusa and fish, especially bull … Continued
Are you a college student looking for a part-time job during the school year? Wildsight is looking for a Communications Intern to work with us during the school year in our Kimberley office. You’ll be working with our Communications & Development Manager, and the rest of the Wildsight team in Kimberley and throughout the Kootenays, … Continued
The BC Government wants to hear from you about wildlife and habitat conservation—and they need to hear that business as usual just isn’t working.
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For the mighty grizzly bear, like all wildlife, habitat is crucial. But for grizzly populations to thrive in the long term, connectivity is just as important. Along the Rocky Mountains, changes in connectivity and habitat have seen grizzlies thrive in some places and sent populations into a nose dive elsewhere. In the southeast corner of … Continued
From The Narwhal: International treaty at risk as Canadian commissioners accused of omitting information on selenium pollution flowing from B.C.’s Elk Valley into Montana waters
In recent weeks, the renegotiation of the 54-year-old Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the US began in earnest. Although it is early in the renegotiation process, it is crucial for Canada to establish now which issues are on the table—and who is at the table. When the original treaty was signed, there were only … Continued
The devastating losses of mountain caribou over the past year in the South Purcells and South Selkirks highlight the total failure of British Columbia’s caribou recovery efforts. Despite the obvious urgency, the BC Government’s new proposed Caribou Recovery Program is only a statement of high-level principles and a plan to make a plan—with no real action … Continued
The Columbia River Treaty renegotiation has begun, with the first substantive meetings between Canada and the US at the end of May. More than five decades after the treaty was first signed, we can finally ask ourselves: what should a modern Columbia River Treaty look like? The original treaty has only two priorities: power generation … Continued
British Columbia has vowed to stop Kinder Morgan from building a bitumen pipeline across our province, over pollution and climate concerns. But on the other side of the province, in the Kootenays, pollution of a different kind is flowing from BC into Montana. From Teck’s five open-pit Elk Valley coal mines, selenium-contaminated water is flowing … Continued