By Lindsay Cuff Director, Wildsight Regional Council “A tree is the slow explosion of a seed.” ~Bruno Munari My eight-year-old son and I pull up to the access gate on the Forest Service Road (FSR) just off Pacific Marine Rd. One of the forest defenders greets us and we tell her we’re planning to stay … Continued
A future for old growth?
Wildsight News : Forests
Senior Biologist and conservation guru Marcy Mahr shared with us the extent of the Western Toads awesomeness! Tune in to see why these creatures are so important for the health of our ecosystem (and cool to boot) and how Marcy, others and even you can be ‘Toad Angels!’ Wildsight Revelstoke is working on a long … Continued
Deep in the heart of BC’s Inland Temperate Rainforest, chainsaws are cutting irreplaceable and globally unique stands of ancient cedar-hemlock forests. The trees, which are hundreds and hundreds of years old and many one to two metres in diameter, are being auctioned off and logged by BC’s own provincial timber agency, BC Timber Sales (BCTS). … Continued
Have you ever walked in a forest, dappled sunlight filtering in, and had the feeling of being dwarfed by a giant, towering tree? For me, there is nothing quite like standing at the base of an ancient tree and tracing my eyes all the way to the top, imagining the years and history that it … Continued
We challenge you to watch this workshop and not feel a deeper sense of connection to nature on your next walk in the woods of Revelstoke… Ethnobotanist and Herbalist Christy Shaw served up a slice of botanical magic and it’s a must watch if you want to know more about the history and traditional uses … Continued
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 opted to study private land logging and its impacts on this place where he spent his formative years. His research focuses on the Elk Valley and the impact of private … Continued
Private landowners can liquidate forests with little concern for wildlife, water, and local communities. Landowners are not even required to consult with affected residents. Minimal regulations means there’s no requirement to consider long-term sustainability.
Gumption. If you’ve got it, you’re halfway there. The other half? A mixture of luck, well-positioned friends, and a whole lot of work. Tracy Flynn has gumption, no doubt about it. Tracy is a Columbia Valley resident who lives in a small rural community bordering the western shoreline of Columbia Lake. This grandiose lake, the … Continued
One year has passed since the release of A New Future for Old Forests, a thorough provincial old growth report, yet little has been done to stop old growth logging. Premier Horgan and the BC NDP promised to fully implement the report’s recommendations. But instead of an immediate deferral of critically threatened old growth, our … Continued
Proposed logging in the Columbia Wetlands threatens the internationally recognized wetlands and the wildlife that call them home. Wildlife are in decline around the province. If we can’t prioritize wildlife in a wildlife management area, where are they a priority?