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
Act now: Clearcuts on private land are out of control
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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…
Here in BC, it’s obvious that we care about our environment—and we like to think that our laws reflect how we feel. But when it comes to mining, the sad truth is that our laws to protect the environment and our communities are outdated, weak or sometimes just not enforced. There’s a saying that BC … Continued
We must protect all of BC’s mountain caribou, before it is too late. Join us and send a letter to Environment Ministers McKenna and Heyman letting them know that you demand ground action, now.
Yesterday night, forty hardy Kimberlites gathered outside in Kimberley’s Platzl to the honour our mountain caribou, after the recent news that the last females caribou have been moved from the South Purcell and Selkirk herds to Revelstoke. They heard from conservationists who worked to save the caribou, representatives of the Ktunaxa Nation and those who’ve … Continued
Join us for a candlelight vigil to remember the caribou in Kimberley on Feb 5. Efforts to rescue mountain caribou in the Purcell and southern Selkirk Mountains over the past two decades have resulted in translocation of animals to the Revelstoke maternal pen. Provincial biologists recently moved the only known remaining female from the South … Continued
There are no viable solutions to stop the tide of selenium leaching into Canadian and U.S. water from a 100-kilometre stretch of coal mines owned and operated by mining giant Teck. Deformed fish, a potential fish population collapse and contaminated drinking water signal more trouble to come.
Stephanie Kellett is one of our superstar supporters who is generously donating 40% of her art sales from November 2-9 to Wildsight. Check out her online store here. I was curious about her art and activism and how they intertwine. Here’s our delightful conversation. Lindsay: Hi Stephanie. Tell us a bit about yourself—where do you … 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
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, connect participants to our landscape and inspire a love of the mountains to … Continued