Creston students got their hands dirty and their heads full of knowledge thanks to an environmental education program recently. Students in Brian Ewashen’s Grade 3-5 class at Canyon-Lister Elementary explored the forest ecosystem in the Creston Valley and took part in a collaborative restoration project that saw them plant 150 trees and shrubs! Through Wildsight’s … Continued
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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
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To kick off B.C.’s Mining Month, we’re releasing a five-part series focused on the hidden impacts of coal mining in the Elk Valley. The first instalment of the series presents an overview of coal mining in British Columbia and highlights the Elk Valley as a case study of Canada’s largest silent unfolding contamination crisis.
Road mortality is a major threat for turtles across B.C., including those in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA). These slow-moving creatures leave their watery homes in search of ideal egg-laying locations, like gravel roadsides with south-facing slopes and very little vegetation. For turtles in the CVWMA, that often means crossing the West Creston … Continued
From her early efforts as president of Wildsight’s Invermere Branch in the 1990’s to her internationally-recognized conservation leadership today, Kat Hartwig has been recognized as this year’s Ellen Zimmerman Award recipient. Ellen spent a lifetime dedicated to protecting the natural beauty of this valley. Her memory lives on as we celebrate other environmental leaders in … Continued
What does being a local mean to you? Whether you have been here for a year or 80, a special small-town spirit can always be found in the smiles passed at the farmers’ market, in connections shared in community garden soils and seed swaps. It’s in the extraordinary power of people, gathering to restore our … Continued
From the Elk Valley to Tumbler Ridge, the economic boom of coal has brought money and jobs into rural communities across the province for over a century, but as industry continues to make record profits, wastewater is wreaking havoc on aquatic ecosystems and drinking water sources. Coal mining is polluting our water. Canada recently released … Continued
Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps (YCC) is looking for young adults interested in taking direct action to tackle the global climate crisis and support local community needs, all while getting paid to do so. Starting this May, crew members in Kimberley/Cranbrook will address solutions to the climate emergency, with skills and certifications to combat climate change … Continued
Our race against the clock to halt and reverse the climate and biodiversity crises challenges us to be innovative — and for 35 years the Wildsight model has proven unique and effective. We are pleased to share our achievements and impacts of the last year made possible with your support.