Wildsight, joining with other environmental groups in B.C., have called on the provincial government for an immediate moratorium on new development in caribou mountain critical habitat. This comes after discovering that, since May, the B.C. government has approved 83 new logging cutblocks in critical habitat of B.C.’s eight most at-risk southern mountain caribou populations. Nearly … Continued
Species on the Brink: Selkirk and Purcell Caribou Relocated to Revelstoke
Wildsight News :Conservation
New survey of permits granted by province highlights incongruity between treatment of forestry companies and a critically imperilled species
Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with Will Warnock, Aquatic Biologist for the Ktunaxa Nation Council. I wanted to learn more about Kokanee and I’d heard he was the person to ask. Here’s our conversation. Lindsay: Hi Will. Maybe you could just introduce yourself and tell us what you do for a living? Will: … Continued
The Union Of British Columbia Municipalities recently passed two resolutions at their Annual General Meeting calling on the provincial government to place stronger regulations on private land logging. The resolutions call on the provincial government to amend the Private Managed Forest Land Act to bring it in line with regulations and forestry practices on crown … Continued
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
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