“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.
Save Our Mountain Caribou Petition delivered to Catherine McKenna!
Wildsight News :Elk Valley Branch
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
Wildsight Elk Valley is pleased to announce the winners of the 1st Annual Earth Day Fernie Green Awards! So many of the families, individuals and businesses so so much to help the earth every day we thought now is the perfect time to recognize their amazing efforts. Greenest Family: Kujit Family (Janet, Steve, Anya and … Continued
Wild Nature Tours is thrilled to announce our upcoming Summer 2017 Wild Nature Workshops! We have something for everyone to get them out and exploring and learning about our amazing corner of the East Kootenays. From Birding to Flowers to Fungus and beyond we have planned a monthly nature outing that is fun and informative. … Continued
In exciting news from the East—or the West, North or South, depending on where you’re reading this—the Wildsight Elk Valley branch will be moving their Keeping Food Real project from brilliant idea to brilliant reality this year. And that’s pretty exciting (and brilliant)! The two-year Keeping Food Real initiative aims to support the citizens and … Continued