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.
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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
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
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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
Photo by Jared Belson 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 … Continued