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 :Mountain Caribou
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
Save Argonaut Creek from old growth logging
Wildsight sat down with our Conservation Coordinator, Eddie Petryshen to help unpack some of the issues on mountain caribou recovery. Read on for help in navigating this complex issue.
Caribou across the province continue to be displaced from their critical habitat as our human footprint grows unabated. Almost 30 of B.C.’s 52 surviving mountain caribou herds are at risk of disappearing, and a dozen of those herds now have fewer than 25 animals. This past winter in the Kootenays we have suffered the loss … Continued
We must protect all of BC’s mountain caribou, before it is too late. Join us and send a letter to Environment Ministers McKenna and Heyman letting them know that you demand ground action, now.
The government of British Columbia recently announced two important agreements that will influence the fate of mountain caribou in the province. The first agreement is a historic partnership between British Columbia, Canada and the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations. This collaborative partnership follows the leadership of the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations, who … Continued