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.
Recovering caribou: A conversation with caribou expert Rob Serrouya
Wildsight News : Invermere Branch
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
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
“Well done is better than well said,” quipped Benjamin Franklin. Perhaps a no more fitting quote can be found that sums up Wildsight Invermere’s bold experiment. Franklin is often depicted holding a kite in a lightning storm, building on the understanding of electricity – a new phenomenon in the 1740s. Now, nearly 300 years later, … Continued
This year we located 135 swallow nest sites in cliff faces from Canal Flats to Donald, including 96 active bank swallow colonies
The provincial government is currently seeking input on an application by the Pedley Heights Community Association for a floating dock facility at Baltac Beach on Lake Windermere. This is the second time this project has been reviewed. The previous application was not approved due to concerns of unmitigated environmental issues (development in key habitat area, … Continued
Swallows are remarkable little birds. They can be found on every continent except Antarctica, dashing and dipping through the air with rapid-moving wings.
We’d like to extend congratulations to long-time Wildsight Invermere member Nory Esteban. She was recently declared a finalist by the Canadian Museum of Nature for the 2020 Nature Inspiration Awards. The organizers offered these kind words: “Your accomplishments truly demonstrate how you encourage people to take an interest in natural history, create links with nature and show leadership in contributing … Continued
Wildsight Invermere is hiring a Climate Change Resilience Coordinator Intern. To be eligible for this program the candidate must be 30 years of age or under and a recent graduate or student. If you are a independent, self motivated individual passionate about making a difference please apply!