Old growth forests are vital for the survival of many different species, including several considered to be at-risk, and these forests are being logged at an alarming rate. The unique ecological conditions of an old growth forest that provide habitat for specialized species do not exist in young forests. These ancient forests support a complex … Continued
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Wildsight News :Golden Branch
(photo: John Pitcher) Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey is Wrapping Up Low counts this fall, with 9 at-risk species November 13, 2019 This year Wildsight Golden is wrapping up the Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey (CWWS) project. Initiated in 2015, the CWWS is a five-year coordinated bird count where the major goal has been to mobilize … Continued
As many Golden community members are aware, there is a company (GoldenKey Investments) with commercial interests looking to bottle groundwater from Golden’s municipal aquifer. Wildsight Golden is completely opposed to this development, as we have a number of environmental and social concerns. We urge you to attend the open house community meeting to be held … Continued
Columbia Valley Osprey Survey Reveals 42 Active Nests in 2019 Most people who live in the Columbia Valley are familiar with the large unmistakable, white and black raptors that nest along highway 95. The mighty Osprey… many of them build nests on pole platforms and as such are quite conspicuous making them easy to observe. … Continued
Wildsight Golden’s recently wrapped up the 2019 Community Invasive Plant Program (CIPP),which aimed to decrease invasive plant infestations while increasing public awareness about the environmental, social and economic impacts invasive plants can have on Golden. This final report: CIPP Final Report 2019_Final Aug 12 2019 outlines the actions and results achieved by our program in … Continued
Wildsight Golden wants the community to be aware that there is currently a company that is looking to set up a water bottling plant in Golden.
The Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey recently wrapped up its spring surveys when we had 95 volunteers count 25,496 birds were counted over the three survey dates! To see the summary checklist for the spring 2019 surveys, please click here. CWWS Spring In late April, the CWWS project installed 10 waterfowl nesting boxes on private land for eight different … Continued
Did you know that we have three different species of hummingbirds in the Columbia Valley, including the smallest bird in Canada and the U.S., the Calliope Hummingbird? The other two species are the Rufous and the Black-chinned Hummingbird. For all three species, males have a brilliantly colored patch on their throats, which can be seen … Continued
The results of the fall 2018 Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey (CWWS) are in! With the highest bird counts since the project’s inception in 2015, and with the largest number of volunteers participating… this was our best set of bird counts to date with 57,057 birds counted! 105 citizen-scientists observed birds for three hours over three … 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