It is the season when forest companies are burning wood wasted in forestry operations and, in many cases, this means smoke in our communities. Wood smoke is bad for our health and releases carbon into the atmosphere. There is growing criticism suggesting that wasted wood could be used for other products, not just burned. In … Continued
Death on Highway 3: Keeping wildlife and our communities safe
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Old growth forests in the Kootenays are at risk. The time to act is now. Tell BC to end the logging of old growth forests. We are in the midst of both a climate and biodiversity crisis—with rising land and ocean temperatures, and up to one million species at risk of extinction. Conserving and restoring … Continued
Few things make me happier than when I see a child exploring the outdoors. It’s natural for kids to be outside, learning. But today children are spending less and less time outside, and more and more time in front of screens, playing video games and staring at smartphones. Will you help us take kids outside? … Continued
This position is no longer open. Wildsight is looking for a creative, collaborative, passionate and productive Communications Specialist to join our team. This is a 1.0 FTE position that comes with five weeks vacation and a Private Health Services Plan (PHSP). Location: Kimberley, BC Salary: $50,392 – $56,584 depending on experience Closing date: October 31, 2019 … Continued
There is welcome news in the long plight of the Jumbo Valley. The Ktunaxa Nation Council has received approval from Environment and Climate Change Canada for funding to develop an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area, up to 211,045 hectares, in the Qat’muk area of the
Canada’s Southern Rocky and Purcell Mountains are a vital part of North America’s most intact and important wildlife corridors. The mountain ranges form crucial migratory bird habitat, and are critical habitat for grizzly bears, wolverines, badgers and a host of other wildlife. Wildlife corridors are so important because wildlife need room to roam. When their … Continued
In our last big update on Jumbo we told you we were going back to court. Now, we are thrilled to share with you a big win for Jumbo Valley!
In short: After years of court cases and appeals, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that Glacier Resort’s environmental certificate has expired and they cannot pr
KIMBERLEY, August 6, 2019
After a court decision, Jumbo Glacier Resort no longer has a valid environmental certificate and the resort cannot be built until re-assessed.
Large swaths of private BC forest are being clearcut without public notice, consultation or thought for community, wildlife or long-term forest sustainability. Why is this happening? A significant portion of BC’s logging—particularly in the Kootenays and on Vancouver Island—happens on private land, but current BC regulations on private land logging provide little to no protection for wildlife, water, … Continued
A friend of mine once shared with me her experience of trying to explain to her five year old son what extinction meant. How do you conceptualize the idea that an animal or plant will never again live, anywhere? Let alone explain that the reason is likely because our expanding human footprint…