Public pressure pushed BC to defer the sale of most of the logging blocks in Argonaut Creek, 100 kilometres northeast of Revelstoke in the Northern Selkirk mountains. But we’re not done yet. There’s still logging planned for three remaining cutblocks, or about 63 hectares of old growth forest.
Not all was lost in 2020
Wildsight News :Conservation
2020 was unlike any year in recent history—the global pandemic touched each and every one of us. The biodiversity and climate crises continue, challenging us on a daily basis and yet, out of these crises emerged stories of hope and love, of communities coming together, and a growing recognition of the importance of nature in … Continued
Sometimes, the best intentions go awry. Wildfires destroy forests, threaten communities, and harm wildlife. They can grow out of control and cost millions of dollars to stop. So the general policy in B.C. has been to suppress any and all wildfires from starting or spreading. These good intentions, however, have led to unexpected consequences for … Continued
It’s a tradition 120 years strong. It has lasted through two world wars, the Spanish Flu epidemic, the start and end of a century and the turning of a new one. No measly pandemic would dare stop it from running again for its 121st season. The Christmas Bird Count is one tradition we can keep … Continued
What’s life without connection? There’s nothing quite like the sense of connection I feel seeing a grizzly bear’s eyes on me from across an alpine meadow, the graceful leap of a mountain goat up a cliff, or the powerful gallop of a wolverine across a glacier. This difficult year has laid bare which connections are … Continued
After significant public pressure, the B.C. government and its logging agency BC Timber Sales (BCTS) have committed to pause logging and road-building in a remote old growth valley north of Revelstoke, which is critical habitat for the North Columbia caribou herd. A total of 276 hectares of proposed logging and more than 10 kilometres of … Continued
If you missed our webinar on the Inland Temperate Rainforest, or want to share with those who missed the informative and visually-stunning presentation, enjoy the rerun now: If you’re inspired to take action to protect the Inland Temperate Rainforest, we invite you to send an email to BC’s Premier and Minister of Forests, asking for … Continued
Just before the election, John Horgan committed to implementing all 14 recommendations from the provincial old growth report. Please remind the newly formed provincial government that they must keep their promise and get to work immediately to protect old growth across the province.
It started as an expedition to track down the elusive mountain caribou. David Moskowitz – renowned photographer, writer and wildlife tracker – had already written about the disappearing species a few times, but had never encountered them in the wild. With some time on his hands, Moskowitz set off to look for caribou in the … Continued
Wildsight’s Graeme Lee Rowlands was one of the selected speakers in a recent TEDx series hosted by Selkirk College. Graeme is an educator, researcher, and organizer focused on the confluence of environmental, social, economic and political issues in the Columbia River Basin, including heading up Wildsight’s Columbia River Field School. Graeme also serves as coordinator of … Continued