Photo: Howard P Smith

Wildsight AGM

Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7 pm
Location:
Rotacrest Hall
Address:
230 19 Ave North RR5, Creston, V0B 1G5
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Join us for an in-person AGM on Friday, March 1st in Creston at the Rotacrest Hall, 7 pm, to hear highlights of the past year – successes, challenges and hopes for the coming year. Alongside our formal AGM, you’ll hear firsthand from Wildsight staff some major projects underway for Wildsight this year. Keynote speakers include Jill Jennings, Graeme Lee Rowlands, and Eddie Petryshen. 

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All are welcome to attend, but only members are allowed to vote. Not a member? Join today! 

10 minute feature presentations at our AGM this year include:

Eddie Petryshen
Ancient Forests of the Inland Temperate Rainforest 

The ancient forests of the Inland Temperate Rainforest are globally unique, and right here in our backyard! The cedar hemlock forests of the ITR are home to critically endangered mountain caribou, provide clean water for our communities and are second only to coastal old growth forests in carbon storage. But decades of mis-management and rampant industrial forestry has threated the survival of this globally unique place – scientists now classify this ecosystem as endangered. We have an opportunity now to protect this special place. The BC government has committed to protecting old growth and 30% of our lands and waters – now is the time to protect the Inland Temperate Rainforest.

Jill Jennings
Wildlife: Tracks, tools and how to teach 

Join Wildsight Education Coordinator Jill Jennings on a learning journey in wildlife tracking. Jill will share what you can look for when searching for animal signs the next time you’re in nature, as well as some great tips and tricks for identifying wildlife tracks. Impress your friends on your next hike, or test your own knowledge, with this session! Jill will also share an exciting new resource from Wildsight’s education team.

Graeme Lee Rowlands
A watershed on the cusp of change: what the Columbia River Treaty means for our region

Why does the Columbia River Treaty matter, and what do you need to know? For more than 8 years, Wildsight’s Graeme Lee Rowlands has been a keen observer of the Columbia River Treaty and ongoing negotiations between Canada and the U.S. to modernize it.  He helps lead Wildsight’s Columbia River Field School and Teach the Columbia program. Both these programs focus heavily on impacts from the current treaty and opportunities for change moving into the future. Many people expect at least an initial agreement between Canada and the U.S. sometime this year.