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
Author: Lorene Keitch
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