“There was a time when most things were nature, most was habitat. And you were trying to connect a couple of towns by a road—that was the corridor of that day. Now most things are human, and we need to connect the fragments of nature and habitat with nature corridors.” – Mitch Friedman, Conservation Northwest … Continued
Extinction through the eyes of a five year old
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Wildsight’s annual GoWild! six-day wilderness adventure wrapped up this summer. This years trip took Kootenay youth ages 14-18 into some of the most rugged and remote wilderness of the region in Height of the Rockies Provincial park. The hikers learned everything from how to start a fire, read a topographic map, plan a route without … Continued
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 roam. When their … Continued
The new Official Community Plan proposes extensive development along the west side of Lake Windermere. Prevent damaging sprawl and safeguard the diverse and rare natural resources of the Westside of the lake.
BC’s forests are being stripped bare for the profit of large corporations. The way we log in BC is destroying wildlife habitat, putting our rivers and communities’ water at risk, and clear cutting our ever-shrinking old-growth. Our forests are being managed in the interests of big corporations, not what’s best for our environment or communities. … Continued
Curious about maps and conservation? Meet Evan Dux, Wildsight’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Summer Student, entering his fourth year at Selkirk College this fall. Evan’s passion for the wild outdoors, along with technology, data and maps has been an awesome addition to our team. Read on to learn about how we use maps in our conservation … Continued
Thanks to the support of our generous funders and donors, Wildsight environment education programs have reached over 70,000 students ages 5 to 18. These programs help build a more sustainable future for all, empowering the students of today to be the leaders of tomorrow. Right now, over a dozen EcoStewards projects—one of Wildsight’s key education … Continued
Here in BC, it’s obvious that we care about our environment—and we like to think that our laws reflect how we feel. But when it comes to mining, the sad truth is that our laws to protect the environment and our communities are outdated, weak or sometimes just not enforced. There’s a saying that BC … Continued
Start Date: May 9, 2019 End Date: August 21, 2019 Wage: $20/hour Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) Location: Kimberley, BC About Wildsight Wildsight’s vision is to inspire a shared community desire to protect our natural world for future generations. We envision extensive and connected wild spaces for wildlife—from grizzly bears to woodpeckers to trout. … Continued
Are you worried about clear cutting on private land in the Kootenay region? Join us in your community to learn more about how we can work together for more community control of our landscape.