In early December, the City of Fernie announced it would begin immediately exploring for a new secondary water supply, with workers planning to operate seven days a week until Christmas Eve. Rush jobs and hiring skilled workers to operate without days off is expensive. It begs the question: what exa
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It all started with a turtle nesting on the driveway and now we’re trimming trees and pulling weeds. In late October, members of the newly formed Turtle Conservation Revelstoke (TCR) group organized a field day with Golden’s Youth Climate Corps (YCC) crew to improve known nesting sites of Western Painted Turtles in the Revelstoke wetlands. … Continued
Along the banks of the Arrow Lakes Reservoir, on a lake that is not a lake, we gathered with a group of educators to explore themes of water, renewal, and how to teach a generation of students to respect this place we call home. The Columbia Basin watershed provides a rich and varied natural classroom. … Continued
From stopping wildfires in their tracks, to mitigating floods and the impacts of drought, beavers do a lot to keep our homes safe and the environment healthy.
In early September, community leaders and young people came together in Burton on the banks of the West Kootenay’s Arrow Lakes Reservoir for a long weekend of intergenerational knowledge sharing and learning about the Columbia River and its management.
The U.S. Government has pledged $200 million over 20 years to support a tribe-led reintroduction of salmon to the Upper Columbia River Basin. As Wildsight’s Director of Water and Climate, Graeme Lee Rowlands, writes, the U.S. announcement could be the start of an exciting new chapter for Canada.
“This experience meant so much to me. I enjoyed so much learning from the land, guest speakers, and leaders and being able to make my own connections. I will remember how much I learned, all the new places I saw, the amazing people I met, and how much my understanding of the area developed.” CRFS … Continued
K̓ukamaʔnam/Kimberley – Wildsight strongly supports the Ktunaxa Nation’s decades long call to have the International Joint Commission (ICJ) address the deterioration of water quality in the Elk-Kootenay River System. The IJC, with independent representatives from Canada and the United States, makes recommendations based upon consideration of science and Indigenous knowledge. Wildsight is concerned with both … Continued
It was the last evening of our four-day, three-night adventure. Peaceful calm was in camp as chores were wrapping up, bellies full from dinner. Comfortable chatter from people that started as strangers, but were leaving as friends, could be heard around the rocky campsite along the shores of the Columbia River. Seventeen sets of eyes … Continued
Applications close May 22 for this year’s Columbia River Field School: learn more. —– You may have heard about the Columbia River Treaty in the news once, or perhaps many times, over the last decade. The Columbia River Treaty is an agreement between Canada and the United States about our shared watershed. It was originally … Continued