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Wildsight News :Golden Branch
Imagine a pine tree. You’re probably thinking of a tall, skinny, fast-growing lodgepole pine, like the ones that cover so much of the Kootenay landscape. But lodgepole pine aren’t our only pine. Hidden high up in the mountains or on dry, rocky slopes in valleys in the Purcells and the Rockies, limber and whitebark pine … Continued
Wildsight has been delivering environmental education programs in schools throughout the Columbia Basin for 17 years. We have 5 programs customized for youth from kindergarten to grade 10. We are seeking environmental educators to deliver our Winter Wonder, Classroom with Outdoors, Beyond Recycling and Know Your Watershed programs in Invermere and Golden for the 2017-18 … Continued
Every bite we take comes with a backstory of interconnected narratives. The problem is, we’ve taken so many bites throughout human history that—somewhere along the way—we stopped paying attention to the plot details behind what’s sitting at the end of our forks. Before we talk about the local food stories that are being written in … Continued
More than any other season, the pull to go outside seems to tug the strongest in the summer. Maybe it’s the undeniable bliss that comes when you combine warm sunshine with a cool breeze? Perhaps it’s the sound of mom shouting “turn that thing off and go play outside!” that still echoes in our minds, … Continued
As you have probably already noticed, the birds are back in full (s)wing. But how many? And which ones? That sort of information would require a small army of keen-eyed citizen-scientists and birders to patiently observe and keep track. Well, luckily for all of us, the Kootenays are full of citizen-scientist-birder soldiers – and thanks to … Continued
Frozen marshes, few birds and cold temperatures… that’s how many people would have felt about the way spring rolled out in the Columbia Valley this year. However, despite there being some truth to this description, the recently completed third round of spring migratory bird counts conducted through Wildsight Golden’s Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey (CWWS) came … Continued
Do you love physical outdoor work, have a passion for the environment and have good communication skills? Wildsight Golden is seeking one qualified person to coordinate Golden’s Community Invasive Plant Program and to develop and deliver public interpretive programs on invasive plants. This program is jointly supported by Wildsight Golden and the Town of Golden. … Continued
Due to the outstanding contribution of 79 volunteers, 51,261 birds were recorded over three survey dates during the fall Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey (CWWS)! The highest single day count was recorded on October 15th, 2016 when 20,784 birds (75 species) were counted at 85 locations. This is an incredible accomplishment for our region and this … Continued
Vote for Wildsight in Phillips Benefit Brew contest and help us get our own beer + $10,000 towards protecting the Jumbo Valley and other places you love! You can vote here everyday, once a day, until November 18th. Sign up to receive daily reminders to vote here. Thanks for all your support—together we can win … Continued