Young adults are getting their hands dirty and their minds filled as they learn about and take action on local projects to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. The Youth Climate Corps, a Wildsight initiative, launched at the start of October with training, then jumped right into the work. In West Arm … Continued
Author: Lorene Keitch
Thanks to you, the provincial government will think twice before giving the green light to yet another ski resort in our over-impacted mountains. A developer wants to build a ski resort in the West Kootenay’s Selkirk Mountains. The proposal for the Zincton ski resort, between Kaslo and New Denver, would cover 55 square kilometres of … Continued
For those rare moments when your day’s adventures are done, you’ve finished the last page of your book and all you want is to sit back and relax, our Wildsight crew has uncovered some treasured nature-based videos for you to enjoy. Pop a bowl of popcorn, find your comfiest spot on the couch, and enjoy … Continued
The story of Jumbo Wild is a saga with many twists and turns, but ends as all good stories should. In this valley at least, grizzlies have freedom to roam without excavators invading. The wolverines can clamber and climb without construction blocking their territory. Nature can breathe in this space. First Nations, environmental organizations (including … Continued
Longtime Jumbo Wild supporter Doug Anakin passed away April 25th, leaving behind a trail of happy memories with friends and loved ones. Doug was a valued member of the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society (JCCS), the nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the Jumbo Valley from the proposed ski resort. His wife Mary Jean reports that Doug … Continued
Like the tourist towns nearby, the Columbia Wetlands are a popular seasonal destination. But instead of skiers and sunbathers, the wetlands attract a well-travelled flock of a different feather. Birds. Thousands of birds make the Columbia Wetlands a must-stop spot for a brief respite, a short stay, or year-round home base. These wetlands, stretching approximately … Continued
If you have been involved on the ground with the Jumbo Wild campaign, you likely know Jim Galloway. His name is synonymous with Jumbo Wild. He has been an active member since its early days. We caught up with Jim recently to hear his reflections on the 30-year battle to keep Jumbo wild.
Wildlife in British Columbia are in desperate need of your help. • Since 2005, mountain goat populations across the Kootenay region have declined by more than 40% in most of the areas surveyed. In protected or intact areas with minimal vehicle or helicopter usage, goat populations are increasing. • Most individual bighorn sheep populations in … Continued
Kathryn Teneese, Chair of the Ktunaxa Nation Council, sat down with Wildsight this week to talk about what the future holds for the Qat’muk area, which includes the Jumbo Valley and hundreds of square kilometres of wilderness.
Happy 20th birthday to Wildsight’s Education programs! Grab a slice of cake and celebrate with us as we recognize this milestone anniversary. More than 86,000 students have participated in at least one of Wildsight’s eight different educational programs since 2000, with educators focused on getting kids out of the indoors and into the outdoors. The … Continued