I look at my small sons spooning up cheerios across the kitchen table—milk dripping, long limbs and messy hair flying. I wonder, who will they become? There are certain things I know: the older one will always push against the boundaries of the world. The younger one will follow the older one every step of … Continued
How we changed our mountain landscapes and pushed southern mountain caribou to the brink
Wildsight News :Conservation
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
Last week, the BC Supreme Court ruled in the Jumbo Glacier Resort vs. the Ministry of the Environment court case that went before the judge at the end of June. The case was about Jumbo Glacier Resort’s expired environmental certificate. In BC, developers must substantially start their project within five years (renewable one time only) … 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.
Send a message today for a new approach to wildlife, habitat and ecosystems in BC.
British Columbia is reforming our environmental assessment process—and this is your chance to weigh in for strong environmental protections. BC’s environmental assessments consider the consequences of major projects—like the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort, pipelines and Elk Valley coal mines—on our natural world. Environmental assessments play a big part in deciding whether or not projects can go ahead. We have … Continued
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
Written by: Kim Urbaniak As the group exits the forest and steps into the clearing by the lake, their eyes fill with wonder, “So THIS is the lake!” someone exclaims. “Look at all the birds!” another student hollers, before running off to take a closer look. Today’s field trip is off to a good start. … 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
Last week, the B.C. government released its review of the professional reliance system, a system that has put industry in charge of water, fish and wildlife in British Columbia. The report, written by Mark Haddock, makes it clear that the professional reliance system has failed us, and that, because they are hired by the very … Continued