The Columbia wetlands, a globally-recognized natural treasure, plays host to all manner of aquatic and avian life, including bank and barn swallows. With two of seven types of swallows in Canada facing population declines in Canada, these life-sustaining wetlands and the surrounding areas are amongst the best places to target swallow recovery efforts. Rachel Darvill, … Continued
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Wildsight News : Invermere Branch
The Climate Solutions Surrounding Us Kat Graves Climate Change Resilience Coordinator, Wildsight Invermere If you’ve been following Wildsight’s work for any length of time, you probably already know how intimately it is bound up in the concept of place. Because we are fortunate enough to operate in one of North America’s most diverse, beautiful and … Continued
Climate Change Resilience Coordinator — Assistant 12 Week Contract, Part-Time September 14 – December 3, 2021 24 hours per week x 12 weeks @ $20 per hour Description The Climate Change Resilience Coordinator — Assistant will be responsible for supporting Wildsight Invermere’s ongoing and emerging climate change initiatives, in particular the Climate Pledge, through … Continued
On July 24, Wildsight Invermere hosted its second Electric Vehicle Show in downtown Invermere, BC. “Our first one last September was so popular with attendees that organizing another one was an easy decision. We think the show may have been the first of its kind in rural Canada,” said Cam Gillies, Wildsight Invermere’s Board Vice … Continued
In Pursuit of Climate Hope Or, Why We Launched a Climate Pledge Kat Graves Climate Change Resilience Coordinator, Wildsight Invermere Here in the East Kootenay, as in much of British Columbia and the Northwest of the continent, the past month has seen us deploying every imaginable stratagem in order to escape the extreme conditions we’ve … Continued
Dana McIntosh, a graduating student at David Thompson Secondary School (DTSS), is the first recipient of Wildsight Invermere’s Environmental Pursuits Award. The annual $500 prize was set up in 2021 to encourage local high school grads to pursue knowledge in environmental fields of study. Why initiate a student environmental award? As our planet faces monumental … Continued
In the Columbia Valley, a lucky herd of mountain goats have found themselves an advocate in local rancher John Zehnder. His interest in the local herd began as a boy growing up on a ranch that borders the Toby Canyon. He recalls his dad taking him to see the goat lick and watch the wild … Continued
Columbia Lake residents are in an uproar at a proposed logging operation on private land that threatened their drinking water source. Because of very weak private land logging regulations, there is little local government can do to protect this water source from logging.
In this webinar, we bring together panelists Douglas Chadwick – biologist, photographer and author of A Beast the Color of Winter and The Wolverine Way – John Bergenske and John Zehnder to understand the threats to mountain goats.
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