Imagine flying nearly 4,000 kilometres from Mexico to sip the sap of BC’s old growth — only to arrive and find few ancient trees left. Such is the life of a Williamson’s sapsucker, a little-known woodpecker that migrates every year from the southern US and Mexico to nest in the old growth western larch and … Continued
What's in Sparwood coal mine dust?
Wildsight news : Conservation
The U.S. Government has pledged $200 million over 20 years to support a tribe-led reintroduction of salmon to the Upper Columbia River Basin. As Wildsight’s Director of Water and Climate, Graeme Lee Rowlands, writes, the U.S. announcement could be the start of an exciting new chapter for Canada.
Pinus albicaulis, more commonly known as whitebark pine, is a five-needled conifer that makes its home in high elevation forests across its native range. This sometimes scraggly, sometimes towering, tree ekes out its existence in some of the most challenging environmental conditions imaginable. From snowpacks deep enough to bury a tree several metres high to … Continued
It’s been three years since the release of the Old Growth Strategic Review, but our ancient trees are still being loaded onto logging trucks. One square kilometer of old growth is logged every single day in BC. Will you speak up to protect our irreplaceable forests?
Join us at a rally for old growth on the provincial day of action, Sept 28th.
In Nelson at MLA Brittny Anderson’s office or in Revelstoke.
There’s no place like home. And for Casey Brennan, there’s nothing better than working to protect this special place we call home. After more than a decade gaining valuable experience in both the private and the international ENGO sectors, Casey is excited to jump back into working to protect wild spaces in this special part … Continued
In late July, a fledgling bank swallow emerges from its burrow in a steep cliff alongside the Columbia Wetlands. Shortly after it first takes flight, likely within days or weeks, this young swallow will begin a journey that could take it as far south as Chile for the winter.
The Cheakamus Community Forest sits on 330 square kilometres of forest surrounding Whistler, and operates under an ecosystem management-based approach. We met with executive director Heather Beresford to learn more about how forests such as these might shape the future of forestry.
We’ve been out here long enough that the traffic has slowed to only a handful of cars. Carolyn zips up her coat; it’s a bit cooler tonight after raining the past couple days. Our headlamps scan the grassy edges and bumpy pavement for anything bigger than a pinecone. Mid-conversation I spot something: “Another one, this … Continued
In Sparwood, dust from the nearby coal mine sometimes drifts over the town, coating everything in fine black powder and leaving some residents concerned about what they’re breathing in. But what exactly is in that dust? The answer may come from a surprising source: moss. Wildsight’s own Wyatt Petryshen has just published a peer-reviewed study … Continued