Listen as Dr. Aerin Jacob and Dr. Matt Mitchell share about first-of-its-kind research that maps Canada’s most important places for freshwater, carbon storage, and nature-based outdoor recreation, and how that fits into Canada’s conservation plans.
How can one lake have two different water pollution limits?
Wildsight News : Conservation
People rely on nature in many ways, including providing freshwater, clean air, a stable climate, flood prevention, and mental and physical wellbeing. As Canada works to protect 30% of land and water by 2030, we must ensure that biodiversity and benefits from nature are safeguarded.
Montana sets selenium pollution limit for Koocanusa, while BC stalls Late last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a new, lower limit for selenium pollution limit in Lake Koocanusa in Montana based on six years of study from a group of scientists on both sides of the border. The evidence is in: to … Continued
The lack of regulations for private land logging has shifted the burden to communities, forcing British Columbians to pay the price for lax provincial rules. It’s time to put the pressure back on the provincial government.
A grassroots effort made provincial news recently, when a successful crowdfunding campaign garnered $400,000 to buy a 40-hectare piece of privately-owned land near Nelson under threat of logging. This huge win in Cottonwood Lake, a locally cherished recreation area, brings to light a problem in our province: why do we as British Columbians need to … Continued
A survey is seeking feedback on the Koocanusa Recreation Strategy until March 28. Please take a minute to support this recreation strategy and help to restore balance to the landscape.
There is a growing global movement to protect nature. More than 75% of the earth has been significantly altered by human activities and 66% of the ocean is experiencing direct impacts from people. In response, governments around the world are committing to protecting 30% of their lands and waters to fend off the biodiversity crisis … Continued
Canada is 9.985 million square km, stretching from the Pacific to the Atlantic to the Arctic Oceans. We’re the second largest country in the world. We have boreal forests and Rocky Mountains, prairies and rugged coastlines. Both beauty and biodiversity are remarkably varied from sea to shining sea. So when the federal government committed to … Continued
Learn how BC’s forestry industry currently operates, and what we see as positive alternatives moving forward.
Please find enclosed a s.80 Request under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) for an emergency order to stop logging in Federally identified critical habitat of the Southern Mountain Caribou in the Revelstoke Shuswap Local Planning Unit in British Columbia, Canada. In 2018, a concerned local, and mountain caribou representative for The North Columbia Environmental … Continued