Pinus albicaulis, more commonly known as whitebark pine, is a five-needled conifer that makes its home in high elevation forests across its native range. This sometimes scraggly, sometimes towering, tree ekes out its existence in some of the most challenging environmental conditions imaginable. From snowpacks deep enough to bury a tree several metres high to … Continued
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Wildsight news : Youth Climate Corps
Waste not, want not, or so the old saying goes. In other words, if you use a resource sparingly, you won’t find yourself in need. A similar sentiment can be applied to the world of waste management, where, when one produces less waste overall, one wants for less too: less new materials and products, less … Continued
The inaugural Wildsight Youth Climate Corps (YCC) Golden season has begun and we couldn’t be more excited to see this new crew diving into the work. The season kicked off August 8th with in-class learning on issues surrounding climate change with local climate expert Ingrid Liepa. The crew spent some time learning about local food … Continued
The 2023 season is in full swing for the Kimberley/Cranbrook Youth Climate Corps (YCC). The goal of YCC is to provide youth with the opportunity to take hands-on action to address the climate crisis and obtain entry-level experience in the environmental field. To prepare for the season, our enthusiastic crew started off with five weeks … Continued
As Wildsight’s Youth Community Ambassadors in the West Kootenay, our journey has been filled with eye-opening experiences and valuable training. Let’s delve into our adventure so far!
We are so excited to have Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps (YCC) back in Kimberley/Cranbrook for a third season! Our crew began at the start of May with in-class and on-the-ground training to prepare for a full season of projects. Through our partnership with Kootenay Employment Services, the crew is undertaking a specialized program that includes … Continued
Position: Crew Leader, Wildsight Youth Climate Corps Golden Contract Dates: August 1st to November 17th, 2023 Location: Golden, with occasional, possible travel to other communities near Golden or other YCC hub locations. Hours: 35–40 hours per week, typically Monday–Friday (though there may be occasional requirements to work evenings or weekends) Compensation: $22 per hour (with … Continued
Position: Wildsight Youth Climate Corps Climate Action Technician, Golden Contract Dates: August 8th to November 17, 2023 Location: Golden, with possible, occasional travel to other communities near Golden or other YCC hub locations. Hours: 35–40 hours per week, typically Monday–Friday (though there may be occasional requirements to work evenings or weekends) Compensation: $20 per hour … Continued
If you’re looking to advance your career opportunities in climate-related fields or want a change from the direction your life is headed now, we want to hear from you! We’re hiring for our Youth Climate Corps, with positions in Kimberley/Cranbrook and in communities across the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Crew members focus on local … Continued
One of Wildsight’s superpowers has long been its people. For thirty-six years, we’ve worked together and made some very significant lasting changes. From the alpine wildflower meadows of Qat’muk, to the ancient riparian layers of the Columbia Wetlands, protecting lands and waters are full of drawn-out stories and struggle, but made only possible with community … Continued