Logging on private land in the St. Mary’s Valley near Kimberley this past winter has damaged habitat and caused destruction to recreation trails. Despite calls from the Union of BC Municipalities, environmental groups and even private forest land owners, the Province has yet to act to prevent the liquidation of forests on large private land … Continued
We need the wild—and the wild needs us
Wildsight News :Conservation
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
Amidst the bone-chilling winds of the continental divide, wolverines use the spine of the Rocky Mountains to travel up and down BC’s Southern Rockies.
The first time Meredith Hamstead saw Jumbo was during a heliski trip, alongside the very man hell-bent on building a ski resort on its sacred slopes.
As winter shifts to spring, life emerges in all forms. This is especially true for the wild and reclusive wolverine, who give birth in February through mid March. Pregnant female wolverines will dig or find a den site under the snow where they will give birth to their kits.
Everything has a breaking point. The trout population of the upper Fording River, who have long suffered toxic water pollution from Teck’s Elk Valley coal mines, not to mention destruction of their habitat, have finally reached their breaking point. Of the adult westslope cutthroat trout in this 60km stretch of river, 90% are gone in … Continued
Conservation and environmental education are the foundations on which we build all our projects and programs here at Wildsight. We want to see those tenets held strong for the next generation, and we know you do too. The Columbia Basin Trust is inviting the public to share their thoughts for the future of the basin … 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
It’s bad news for wildlife and grasslands if the provincial government agrees to formalize dirt biking trails in Tata Creek. While uncontrolled recreation is already running rampant in this sensitive habitat, a proposal by a dirt biking association to establish official trails and manage the area is not the right direction to take. We want … Continued