Kathryn Teneese, Chair of the Ktunaxa Nation Council, sat down with Wildsight this week to talk about what the future holds for the Qat’muk area, which includes the Jumbo Valley and hundreds of square kilometres of wilderness.
Treading lightly in Qat’muk: An interview with Kathryn Teneese
Happy 20th birthday to Wildsight’s Education programs! Grab a slice of cake and celebrate with us as we recognize this milestone anniversary. More than 86,000 students have participated in at least one of Wildsight’s eight different educational programs since 2000, with educators focused on getting kids out of the indoors and into the outdoors. The … Continued
Right now, the province of BC is asking the public: how should we manage our old growth forests? With as little as 5% of our old growth forests still standing in BC, step one has to be to stop logging old growth forest—and that’s a message that the government needs to hear loud and clear … Continued
After nearly 30 years of fighting for grizzly bears, of fighting for Ktunaxa rights, and of fighting for wild places, Jumbo Glacier Resort is finally dead. Today is the day we can finally say: Jumbo will stay wild.
Can you hear that? It’s the sound of all of us at Wildsight giving you a standing ovation. Your donations lift us up and inspire us for another year of defending our mountains and wild places. We were overwhelmed when so many of you gave generously when one of our donors offered to match your … Continued
Thank you to all of you who sent your suggestions to the government, we appreciate you adding your voice for the wild. This engagement session is now closed. The BC government is proposing changes to hunting regulations for next year—and they’re mostly good changes that will reduce pressure on struggling wildlife populations! We often ask … Continued
The final report for the 2015-2019 Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey (CWWS) is now available. The CWWS incorporated the efforts of more than 230 volunteer citizen-scientists. Over the duration of the hugely successful project, the CWWS documented 163 bird species that utilize habitat in the Columbia Wetlands, with 30 at-risk bird species. Single day bird counts … Continued
Old growth forests are vital for the survival of many different species, including several considered to be at-risk, and these forests are being logged at an alarming rate. The unique ecological conditions of an old growth forest that provide habitat for specialized species do not exist in young forests. These ancient forests support a complex … Continued
Two-hundred and forty dead animals are removed from Highway 3 through the Elk Valley every year, including deer, elk, moose and even bears. A new report from RoadWatchBC identifies ten key locations along the highway for future wildlife crossing infrastructure to keep wildlife—and drivers—safe. “As a society, we need to find creative ways to coexist … Continued
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