Meredith (top right). Photo by Pat Morrow 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. “It was bluebird skies and deep powder skiing. Perfection,” Meredith recalls. “I was in the middle of our group’s lunch break having … Continued
Deadly waters: Trout population collapse below Teck coal mines
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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
1,800 rosy-cheeked students from across the Columbia Basin were doing their best snow shuffle and powder pirouettes this past winter, pleading with the snow gods for more white fluffy stuff – and it worked! This year marks our 20th year of delivering Wildsight education programs and we’ve recently wrapped up our Winter Wonder program. Our … Continued
Wildsight mourns the passing of Ellen Zimmerman. Ellen was a tireless advocate for conservation in the East Kootenay. With her husband Don and two sons Michael and Luke, she lived on their homestead on the Parson bench. While her many jobs have included homesteader and organic gardener, newspaper reporter, community legal and women’s advocate, it … Continued
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
Paddle power and slope shredders collide for a night of fundraising fun at Salmo Ski Hill on Friday, February 21st. Ambler, the Nelson-based hat company with a heart for kids and a love of the outdoors, is hosting the event as a fundraiser for Wildsight’s Columbia River Field School. “Ambler is about encouraging people to … Continued
Dave Quinn is a well known biologist, conservationist and educator. He’s been with Wildsight for 20 years and as we celebrate our 20th year of delivering environmental education programs, we thought it would be apropos to chat with one of our longest standing educators.
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
Kathryn Teneese, Chair of the Ktunaxa Nation Council, sat down with Wildsight this week to talk about what the future holds for the Qat’muk area, which includes the Jumbo Valley and hundreds of square kilometres of wilderness.