I’m standing at the edge of a clearcut where a towering ancient cedar and hemlock rainforest used to be. One giant cedar tree remains in the middle, a lonely monument holding the memories of creatures who used to call this place home. Only a year ago, this clearcut was a forest full of life.
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Wildsight news : Mountain caribou
Mountain caribou are struggling to survive. This endangered species is on the decline, with loss of their habitat hurting overall population numbers. Through Wildsight’s EcoStewards program, students are learning about this special mountain animal — and taking action to support the resurgence of this once abundant species. Matt Gale’s Grade 7 class at Trail’s Glenmerry … Continued
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
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
Deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Louisiana Pacific (LP) is building a new road and is about to log important habitat for endangered mountain caribou. Multiple mountain caribou sightings in and adjacent to planned cut-blocks have been reported to the provincial government. Despite sightings of the endangered caribou, Louisiana Pacific is in the … 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