This Saturday is municipal election day in BC. If you need one more reason to get out and vote, consider the power our municipal governments have to change our carbon emissions. With the recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report making it clear that we only have a dozen short years to make drastic … Continued
Not Giving Up: The recovery of Mountain Caribou Will Take Generations
Wildsight News :Sustainable Communities
The Union Of British Columbia Municipalities recently passed two resolutions at their Annual General Meeting calling on the provincial government to place stronger regulations on private land logging. The resolutions call on the provincial government to amend the Private Managed Forest Land Act to bring it in line with regulations and forestry practices on crown … Continued
Earlier this month, 16 inspiring Columbia Basin youth grabbed their paddles and navigated the complex social, economic and natural history of the mighty Columbia River through Wildsight’s Columbia River Field School. The 11-day Field School brought together participants from seven Columbia Basin communities. The participants began their journey with the Ktunaxa creation story, told by … Continued
Are you a college student looking for a part-time job during the school year? Wildsight is looking for a Communications Intern to work with us during the school year in our Kimberley office. You’ll be working with our Communications & Development Manager, and the rest of the Wildsight team in Kimberley and throughout the Kootenays, … Continued
This year, the Kimberley Farmers’ Market has put together a Waste Wise Station (WWS) to help minimize the amount of waste generated by our market. We have been sending compost to the Open Gate Garden, and recyclable materials are washed, sorted and directed to the Yellow Bin Program. Our goal with the WWS is to … Continued
The Kimberley Open Gate Garden is located on Rotary Dr. behind the Aquatic Centre, and it is ALWAYS OPEN. Stop by and enjoy local fresh produce, expand your gardening knowledge and find a safe space to learn and grow. The garden is open to anyone at any time and has everything you need stored on site. Our shed is … 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
Our Annual Report is hot off the press. Take a look and read about what we accomplished together last year with our partners, members, donors and supporters. A special thanks to each and every one of you for your commitment to wildlife, wild places and clean water. The Wildsight Team
“Love her, but keep her wild.” ~Atticus To the dreamers, the doers, the ones fighting to protect the places and people we love. To you. Happy Valentine’s Day. Make a gift to wildlife and wild places today in someone’s honour.
This entry is the second of a two-part series on waste diversion and landfilling practices in the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK). In this post, Wildsight’s Kimberley Cranbrook branch tours RDEK waste transfer and landfill facilities.