For Immediate Release: Kukama?nam/Kimberley Incomappleux protection marks a turning point for protection of rare Inland Temperate Rainforest Wildsight celebrates the creation of the Incomappleux Conservancy in the heart of the Inland Temperate Rainforest (ITR). The Province is permanently protecting 58,654 hectares which includes rare and ancient forest in the Incomappleux Valley, south of Glacier National … Continued
BC Watersheds at risk
Wildsight News : Forests
Deep in the heart of BC’s Inland Temperate Rainforest a logging plan threatens ancient and globally rare forest in the Seymour River area, northwest of Revelstoke. The area is part of the epicentre for the largest remaining and most viable southernmost caribou herd in BC. A cumulative logging plan by BC Timber Sales ( and … Continued
When a caribou moves, a tendon rolls over bones in its foot creating a unique clicking sound. A few years ago on a trip in the Northern Monashees, I ran into a female caribou in a meadow. We were both battling swarms of mosquitoes. She looked at me with curiosity. Her white neck fur shimmered … Continued
Field work to conserve old growth forests and caribou habitat in the North Columbia mountains began this month. The project that we’re embarking on is identifying, assessing, and advocating for the protection of endangered old growth forest in the Inland Temperate Rainforest. Not a lot of ground assessment has been done in the Inland Temperate … Continued
More than 500 kilometres from the coast, the world’s only Inland Temperate Rainforest is disappearing every day. Watch our newest campaign video to find out what the BC Government and logging industry doesn’t want you to know, and take action today.
For years, many residents of the small hamlet of Argenta and the West Kootenay have campaigned for the inclusion of the Argenta face, an important landscape on Kootenay Lake that lies between Argenta and Johnson’s Landing, into the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy. But now, a portion of this locally cherished area is slated to be logged. … Continued
Kimberley – B.C. groups are releasing new evidence of ongoing logging and pending cut permits in proposed old growth deferral areas in the province. Images and documentation can be accessed here and here. Conservation North, Sierra Club BC, Stand.earth, Wilderness Committee, and Wildsight are calling on the province to immediately issue deferral orders for ongoing and planned logging … Continued
Satellite imagery reveals new cutblocks are ‘nibbling away’ at the critical habitat of the endangered Columbia North caribou herd, widely considered to be the Kootenay-area population with the highest chance of persisting in the long term.
After significant pressure from Indigenous nations and the public, the BC government has agreed to defer an old growth valley north of Revelstoke that provides critical habitat for caribou. The B.C. government’s own logging agency, BC Timber Sales (BCTS) confirmed that they have removed the three remaining cutblocks in Argonaut Creek. This comes one year … Continued
The article below was originally published in the Salmon Arm Observer and Shuswap Passion. By Jim Cooperman Thanks to the work of a forest campaigner, Eddie Petryshen, from the Kootenay environmental group Wildsight, we are now aware of the plans to log the remaining stands of giant, ancient red cedars in the Upper Seymour River … Continued