Bring on the binoculars and cue the bird songs; spring is here! We live in a birder’s paradise, with hundreds of species of birds hearkening to the call of migration and descending to our ponds, rivers, lakes, creeks, wetlands, grasslands, mountains and more. It’s no wonder, then, that the avian haven found in the Kootenays … Continued
BC Watersheds at risk
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E-bikes are growing in popularity as a sustainable alternative to gas-powered vehicles, allowing you an eco-friendly way to travel while lowering your carbon footprint. E-bikes (electric bicycles) use an electric motor to assist pedaling. While designed like a regular bicycle, e-bikes give you a boost when needed to get up hills or haul groceries home. … Continued
Listen as Dr. Aerin Jacob and Dr. Matt Mitchell share about first-of-its-kind research that maps Canada’s most important places for freshwater, carbon storage, and nature-based outdoor recreation, and how that fits into Canada’s conservation plans.
Montana sets selenium pollution limit for Koocanusa, while BC stalls Late last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a new, lower limit for selenium pollution limit in Lake Koocanusa in Montana based on six years of study from a group of scientists on both sides of the border. The evidence is in: to … Continued
A grassroots effort made provincial news recently, when a successful crowdfunding campaign garnered $400,000 to buy a 40-hectare piece of privately-owned land near Nelson under threat of logging. This huge win in Cottonwood Lake, a locally cherished recreation area, brings to light a problem in our province: why do we as British Columbians need to … Continued
There is a growing global movement to protect nature. More than 75% of the earth has been significantly altered by human activities and 66% of the ocean is experiencing direct impacts from people. In response, governments around the world are committing to protecting 30% of their lands and waters to fend off the biodiversity crisis … Continued
Canada is 9.985 million square km, stretching from the Pacific to the Atlantic to the Arctic Oceans. We’re the second largest country in the world. We have boreal forests and Rocky Mountains, prairies and rugged coastlines. Both beauty and biodiversity are remarkably varied from sea to shining sea. So when the federal government committed to … Continued
Learn how BC’s forestry industry currently operates, and what we see as positive alternatives moving forward.
The launch of Local, Fernie’s cooperative approach to food sustainability, took a leap of faith for Wildsight Elk Valley. But that leap led to some great outcomes.
You’re never quite sure what you’re walking into the first time you try something. That was certainly the case for 14 adventurous young adults who applied to be crew members of the inaugural Youth Climate Corps (YCC) in the fall of 2020. Pitched as a climate-solutions program, our plan was simple: give young adults meaningful … Continued