Wildsight is looking for a creative, collaborative, passionate and productive Communications Specialist to join our team. This is a 1.0 FTE position that comes with five weeks vacation and a Private Health Services Plan (PHSP). Location: Kimberley, BC Salary: $50,392 – $56,584 depending on experience Closing date: October 31, 2019 About Wildsight Wildsight’s vision is to … Continued
Author: Vanessa Humphries
There is welcome news in the long plight of the Jumbo Valley. The Ktunaxa Nation Council has received approval from Environment and Climate Change Canada for funding to develop an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area, up to 211,045 hectares, in the Qat’muk area of the
“There was a time when most things were nature, most was habitat. And you were trying to connect a couple of towns by a road—that was the corridor of that day. Now most things are human, and we need to connect the fragments of nature and habitat with nature corridors.” – Mitch Friedman, Conservation Northwest … Continued
Wildsight’s annual GoWild! six-day wilderness adventure wrapped up this summer. This years trip took Kootenay youth ages 14-18 into some of the most rugged and remote wilderness of the region in Height of the Rockies Provincial park. The hikers learned everything from how to start a fire, read a topographic map, plan a route without … Continued
Canada’s Southern Rocky and Purcell Mountains are a vital part of North America’s most intact and important wildlife corridors. The mountain ranges form crucial migratory bird habitat, and are critical habitat for grizzly bears, wolverines, badgers and a host of other wildlife. Wildlife corridors are so important because wildlife need room to roam. When their … Continued
In our last big update on Jumbo we told you we were going back to court. Now, we are thrilled to share with you a big win for Jumbo Valley!
In short: After years of court cases and appeals, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that Glacier Resort’s environmental certificate has expired and they cannot pr
KIMBERLEY, August 6, 2019
After a court decision, Jumbo Glacier Resort no longer has a valid environmental certificate and the resort cannot be built until re-assessed.
BC’s forests are being stripped bare for the profit of large corporations. The way we log in BC is destroying wildlife habitat, putting our rivers and communities’ water at risk, and clear cutting our ever-shrinking old-growth. Our forests are being managed in the interests of big corporations, not what’s best for our environment or communities. … Continued
Curious about maps and conservation? Meet Evan Dux, Wildsight’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Summer Student, entering his fourth year at Selkirk College this fall. Evan’s passion for the wild outdoors, along with technology, data and maps has been an awesome addition to our team. Read on to learn about how we use maps in our conservation … Continued
Large swaths of private BC forest are being clearcut without public notice, consultation or thought for community, wildlife or long-term forest sustainability. Why is this happening? A significant portion of BC’s logging—particularly in the Kootenays and on Vancouver Island—happens on private land, but current BC regulations on private land logging provide little to no protection for wildlife, water, … Continued