Earlier this month, Kimberley students in Mrs Strachan-Garrel’s Grade 4/5 class at McKim Middle School put on snowshoes and went out into the snow to harvest lichen for our endangered mountain caribou. Patty Kolisnichenko, a local educator who leads EcoStewards, Wildsight’s stewardship-based education program for kids, visited the class several times to teach the students … Continued
Save Our Mountain Caribou Petition delivered to Catherine McKenna!
Wildsight News :Conservation
“Love her, but keep her wild.” ~Atticus To the dreamers, the doers, the ones fighting to protect the places and people we love. To you. Happy Valentine’s Day. Make a gift to wildlife and wild places today in someone’s honour.
The Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources Society (Trench Society) is seeking a full-time coordinator. The successful applicant: • Must have related natural resource management qualifications and experience suitable for promoting and delivering grassland ecosystem restoration and conservation activities; • Be responsible for all administrative, financial, technical and management activities associated with the operations of the … Continued
Job Description The Elk Valley is home to both world class wilderness and wildlife and world class coal deposits. We work to protect the wildlife and water values of this important region, while minimizing our industrial footprint and impact on the landscape. The Elk Valley Program Coordinator will be based in the Elk Valley and … Continued
Thank you for standing up for Mountain Caribou! Last week, long-time Wildsighter Laurel Ralston delivered your Save Our Mountain Caribou petition directly into Catherine McKenna’s hands in Ottawa. The petitions from you and nearly 600 others called on the minister to use her powers under our Species at Risk Act to protect all critical mountain caribou habitat now — before it’s … Continued
Selenium pollution coming from the Elk Valley coal mines is a major problem and polluted water is harming fish as far downstream as Koocanusa Reservoir. So why isn’t government regulating selenium levels to protect fish, birds and all kinds of life that depend on clean water? The answer is complicated. The good news: federal regulation … Continued
Should special access be granted to areas closed to the public to protect wildlife values? Should the number of wolverine and lynx being trapped or hunted be reduced? These questions are being asked in the proposed changes to hunting and trapping regulations in the Kootenays — changes that you can comment on until Friday, January … Continued
This spring, pregnant female mountain caribou from the South Selkirk herd will give birth in a protected pen so that they, and their young calves, are safe from predators in the dangerous first six weeks after birth. With only eleven caribou left in the South Selkirks herd, keeping calves and their mothers safe is crucial … Continued
Across BC, our mountain caribou are disappearing. Habitat destruction and threats from all corners have limited mountain caribou to small islands within their historical range that covered much of the province. After decades of half-measures, Canada and BC have come together to sign a historic first agreement under Section 11 of the federal Species at … Continued
This year, Wildsight celebrates 30 years of protecting wildlife, clean water and wild places. It’s been quite the journey…