About

We would like to invite you to imagine a future in which nature and economy go hand in hand. In which we are motivated by our love of this stunning place to work together to keep our water clean, our landscapes wild and our community sustainable. We invite you to imagine a place where you feel rooted and connected, where your life is in balance, where you are inspired.

79870132-earth day 2014 crew (1)This dream of a connected, sustainable community doesn’t come about by itself, but we at Wildsight Elk Valley believe it’s possible. Together, through our combined actions, we can make an enormous difference.

One of our main focuses is Sustainable Food. With increasing demands on our natural world, it becomes ever more important to re-localize. Food that is sourced locally uses less fossil fuel to get here. Food that is grown without chemicals is better for humans and all living things. Food that is accessible across class and income level strengthens the fabric of the entire community. In other words, focus on food and the effects will be felt far and wide.

Our EcoGarden is an important hub of sustainability education and practice in the Elk Valley. Our school-based gardening programs nurture hands-on learning about food and food systems. Teaching kids how to think globally and act locally, we empower elementary students to grow their own gardens, from seed to harvest.

Our Apple Capture program puts local, organic apple products on your tables and in your pantries. Because of your generosity last year, we were able to add a third apple grinder and press to our fleet! Completely by-donation, this program makes sure there are more apples for you and less for the bears, keeping you both safe and healthy.

We lead Wild Nature Tours in the winter and summer and every third Wednesday of the month, we host Wild Ideas @ Infinitea, a think tank and discussion group around ideas related to sustainability.

We are inspired to turn passion into action and hope that you can join us!

 

Elk Valley News

Ben Collison was born and raised in the Kootenays, and is currently a masters student at Dalhousie University. As part of his masters degree, Ben…Read More 
Massive steep-slope clearcuts on private land have been spreading across the Elk Valley. These private land clearcuts near Fernie and Elkford are on private land owned by Canwel, who own ⅛ of the entire Elk Valley.Read More 
The launch of Local, Fernie's cooperative approach to food sustainability, took a leap of faith for Wildsight Elk Valley. But that leap led to some great outcomes.Read More 
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Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.

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Branch Information

Contact

632 2nd Ave
PO Box 537,
Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Phone: 250.423.3322
elkvalley@wildsight.ca