Last week, Julie Howard’s class from Fernie Secondary helped turn an old gravel pit in the Hosmer area into a functioning wetland. The project was a Deep Learning Project, part of Know Your Watershed, a program of the Columbia Basin Trust, administered and managed by Wildsight. After learning about nutrient cycles and some of their … Continued
Students Take Action for Turtles!
Wildsight News :Elk Valley Branch
Already ready to apply? Adventure deep into the wilderness this summer with hiking guides Dave Quinn, Kelly Comishin and Leah Evans! Go Wild challenges youth 14-18 on six-day wilderness backpacking trips into the Kootenay backcountry. Our Go Wild trips develop leadership skills, connects participants to our landscape and inspires a love of the mountains to … Continued
Our Annual Report is hot off the press. Take a look and read about what we accomplished together last year with our partners, members, donors and supporters. A special thanks to each and every one of you for your commitment to wildlife, wild places and clean water. The Wildsight Team
“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.
We have one last chance to stop the Lizard Creek subdivision near Fernie and protect grizzlies! Send a message to your Regional District director asking them to cast their final vote to protect bears—and to stand up for the Official Community Plan. There’s been a lot of claims made about just how important (or unimportant) the … Continued
The Fernie Community EcoGarden was chosen as one of 150 Celebration Gardens for the sesquicentennial. We are celebrating Canada’s 150th by planting tulips—a whole lot of tulips, 1400 to be exact. Tulips are the international symbol of friendship and an enduring symbol of our national ethos of kindness and hospitality. The 150th Celebration Garden is … Continued
Every bite we take comes with a backstory of interconnected narratives. The problem is, we’ve taken so many bites throughout human history that—somewhere along the way—we stopped paying attention to the plot details behind what’s sitting at the end of our forks. Before we talk about the local food stories that are being written in … Continued
More than any other season, the pull to go outside seems to tug the strongest in the summer. Maybe it’s the undeniable bliss that comes when you combine warm sunshine with a cool breeze? Perhaps it’s the sound of mom shouting “turn that thing off and go play outside!” that still echoes in our minds, … Continued
The Wildsight Community EcoGarden in Fernie was the lucky recipient of one of a hundred and fifty, ‘150th Celebration Gardens’ being distributed across Canada – by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI – in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017. Containing 1400 tulip bulbs, the international symbol of friendship and … Continued
UPDATE: Bad news for bears today. The subdivision was approved by the RDEK on August 4, with local Area A director Mike Sosnowski and Fernie Mayor Mary Guiliano voting for the subdivision and against the bears, despite strong local opposition (and 432 of you sending a message in opposition to the RDEK). The RDEK … Continued