Large swaths of private BC forest are being clearcut without public notice, consultation or thought for community, wildlife or long-term forest sustainability. Why is this happening? A significant portion of BC’s logging—particularly in the Kootenays and on Vancouver Island—happens on private land, but current BC regulations on private land logging provide little to no protection for wildlife, water, … Continued
Extinction through the eyes of a five year old
Through a Wildsight EcoStewards project, Webster Elementary students are helping the school and Warfield community get outside and learn. Behind the school is an amazing trail system but it hasn’t been used because teachers are either unaware of the trails or not confident in using them for their lessons. To help students, teachers and the … Continued
A friend of mine once shared with me her experience of trying to explain to her five year old son what extinction meant. How do you conceptualize the idea that an animal or plant will never again live, anywhere? Let alone explain that the reason is likely because our expanding human footprint…
Thanks to the support of our generous funders and donors, Wildsight environment education programs have reached over 70,000 students ages 5 to 18. These programs help build a more sustainable future for all, empowering the students of today to be the leaders of tomorrow. Right now, over a dozen EcoStewards projects—one of Wildsight’s key education … Continued
Wildsight sat down with our Conservation Coordinator, Eddie Petryshen to help unpack some of the issues on mountain caribou recovery. Read on for help in navigating this complex issue.
Here in BC, it’s obvious that we care about our environment—and we like to think that our laws reflect how we feel. But when it comes to mining, the sad truth is that our laws to protect the environment and our communities are outdated, weak or sometimes just not enforced. There’s a saying that BC … Continued
Last August, 16 pioneering teenagers spent two weeks traveling down the Columbia in the first run of Wildsight’s new education program – the Columbia River Field School (CRFS). As they paddled stretches of the river between the headwaters in Canal Flats and the Kootenay confluence in Castlegar, they met with over 20 guest speakers including … Continued
Start Date: May 9, 2019 End Date: August 21, 2019 Wage: $20/hour Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) Location: Kimberley, BC About Wildsight Wildsight’s vision is to inspire a shared community desire to protect our natural world for future generations. We envision extensive and connected wild spaces for wildlife—from grizzly bears to woodpeckers to trout. … Continued
Are you worried about clear cutting on private land in the Kootenay region? Join us in your community to learn more about how we can work together for more community control of our landscape.
Teck Coal had a plan to deal with Elk Valley water pollution problems, but the plan hasn’t worked. Is BC going to let Teck delay for years or will they finally stand up and enforce permits that limit water pollution? Without real changes to mining practices, the future is bleak for fish and rivers.