As many Golden community members are aware, there is a company (GoldenKey Investments) with commercial interests looking to bottle groundwater from Golden’s municipal aquifer. Wildsight Golden is completely opposed to this development, as we have a number of environmental and social concerns. We urge you to attend the open house community meeting to be held … Continued
Extinction through the eyes of a five year old
Columbia Valley Osprey Survey Reveals 42 Active Nests in 2019 Most people who live in the Columbia Valley are familiar with the large unmistakable, white and black raptors that nest along highway 95. The mighty Osprey… many of them build nests on pole platforms and as such are quite conspicuous making them easy to observe. … Continued
Wildsight Golden’s recently wrapped up the 2019 Community Invasive Plant Program (CIPP),which aimed to decrease invasive plant infestations while increasing public awareness about the environmental, social and economic impacts invasive plants can have on Golden. This final report: CIPP Final Report 2019_Final Aug 12 2019 outlines the actions and results achieved by our program in … Continued
There is welcome news in the long plight of the Jumbo Valley. The Ktunaxa Nation Council has received approval from Environment and Climate Change Canada for funding to develop an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area, up to 211,045 hectares, in the Qat’muk area of the
“There was a time when most things were nature, most was habitat. And you were trying to connect a couple of towns by a road—that was the corridor of that day. Now most things are human, and we need to connect the fragments of nature and habitat with nature corridors.” – Mitch Friedman, Conservation Northwest … Continued
Wildsight Golden wants the community to be aware that there is currently a company that is looking to set up a water bottling plant in Golden.
Wildsight’s annual GoWild! six-day wilderness adventure wrapped up this summer. This years trip took Kootenay youth ages 14-18 into some of the most rugged and remote wilderness of the region in Height of the Rockies Provincial park. The hikers learned everything from how to start a fire, read a topographic map, plan a route without … Continued
Canada’s Southern Rocky and Purcell Mountains are a vital part of North America’s most intact and important wildlife corridors. The mountain ranges form crucial migratory bird habitat, and are critical habitat for grizzly bears, wolverines, badgers and a host of other wildlife. Wildlife corridors are so important because wildlife need room to roam. When their … Continued
Conditions for life are tough high on the alpine ridges and in the subalpine valleys of the Rocky Mountains, with bitter winter cold, dry summers, and strong winds all year. A few hardy species, adapted to the difficult conditions, are connected together in a delicate mountain ecosystem. One slow-growing tree, the whitebark pine, is a … Continued
In our last big update on Jumbo we told you we were going back to court. Now, we are thrilled to share with you a big win for Jumbo Valley!
In short: After years of court cases and appeals, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that Glacier Resort’s environmental certificate has expired and they cannot pr