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
How can one lake have two different water pollution limits?
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The numbers are staggering; 500 square kilometres of old growth forests are logged every year in BC. Many of these forests in places like the Coastal or Inland Temperate Rainforests are irreplaceable because they have taken hundreds, if not thousands of years to develop. Job numbers are equally staggering; 47,000 forestry jobs were lost between … Continued
The Rocky Mountains are one of the most iconic and biologically significant mountain ranges in the world. Stretching almost 5,000 kilometres from northern British Columbia to the arid reaches of the US Southwest, these spectacular mountains support a vast array of species and provide an essential corridor to maintain genetic diversity for grizzly bears throughout … Continued
Each February since 1998, the entire world comes together for the love of birds! This count is an inter-organizational effort between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Audubon Society, and Birds Canada.
With growing uncertainty around food security, more and more folk have realized we need to get a grip on our food systems. We need to understand much more than just the calorie content of our favourite snack, or how to cook that gourmet dish. We need to begin looking at food in a different light. … Continued
What’s life without connection? There’s nothing quite like the sense of connection I feel seeing a grizzly bear’s eyes on me from across an alpine meadow, the graceful leap of a mountain goat up a cliff, or the powerful gallop of a wolverine across a glacier. This difficult year has laid bare which connections are … Continued
More than a year ago, I stepped away from Wildsight for the birth of my son, Arlo. Now I’ve come back to Wildsight with a new sense of inspiration: I have never been more committed to protecting nature, to inspiring a love of the wild in our youngest generations and to make sure that when … Continued
Selkirk College is hosting a virtual TEDx series to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The free talks include both local and global speakers who will discuss ideas and actions to face the climate crisis. “The speakers for our upcoming virtual events, both global and local, will be sharing their ideas and then … Continued
Last weekend, in the wee hours of the morning (when my three-and-a-half year old likes to start her day) there was a feeling of wonder in the house. The street lights illuminated the soft, fluffy snowflakes falling outside and my daughter said to me, “Mommy, there’s magic falling from the sky.” And indeed, the light … Continued
We are calling on the next provincial government to take action on BC’s declining wildlife populations. Wildsight is one of a diverse coalition of conservation groups, representing more than 188,000 members and 54,000 supporters, pushing the next government to take wildlife concerns seriously. John Bergenske, Conservation Director for Wildsight, puts it bluntly. “Wildlife are in … Continued