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.
Act now: Clearcuts on private land are out of control
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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 But when it comes to mining, the sad truth is that our laws to protect the environment and our communities are outdated, weak or sometimes just not enforced.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.
Wildsight is looking for a creative, collaborative and passionate Operations Manager to join our team. This is a 0.5-0.7 Full Time Equivalent (20-28 hours per week) maternity leave contract that comes with five weeks vacation (pro-rated) and a Private Health Services Plan (PHSP). Location: Kimberley, BC Salary: $27,468-$38,455 Start Date: May 15, 2019 About Wildsight … Continued
Did you know that animals who thrive in winter are known as chionophiles (ki-on-o-file)? The word is derived from the Greek word chion, meaning “snow” and phile, meaning “lover.” This year, Wildsight will take over 2000 students outside to connect with the magic of winter. Ayla Bennett is one of the snow fairies who bring … Continued
Yesterday night, forty hardy Kimberlites gathered outside in Kimberley’s Platzl to the honour our mountain caribou, after the recent news that the last females caribou have been moved from the South Purcell and Selkirk herds to Revelstoke. They heard from conservationists who worked to save the caribou, representatives of the Ktunaxa Nation and those who’ve … Continued