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
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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.
Right now, the province of BC is asking the public: how should we manage our old growth forests? With as little as 5% of our forests left as old growth, step one has to be to stop logging old growth forest—and that’s a message that the government needs to hear loud and clear from British … Continued
After nearly 30 years of fighting for grizzly bears, of fighting for Ktunaxa rights, and of fighting for wild places, Jumbo Glacier Resort is finally dead. Today is the day we can finally say: Jumbo will stay wild.
Thank you to all of you who sent your suggestions to the government, we appreciate you adding your voice for the wild. This engagement session is now closed. The BC government is proposing changes to hunting regulations for next year—and they’re mostly good changes that will reduce pressure on struggling wildlife populations! We often ask … Continued
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
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