Should special access be granted to areas closed to the public to protect wildlife values? Should the number of wolverine and lynx being trapped or hunted be reduced? These questions are being asked in the proposed changes to hunting and trapping regulations in the Kootenays — changes that you can comment on until Friday, January … Continued
Save Our Mountain Caribou Petition delivered to Catherine McKenna!
This entry is the second of a two-part series on waste diversion and landfilling practices in the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK). In this post, Wildsight’s Kimberley Cranbrook branch tours RDEK waste transfer and landfill facilities.
This spring, pregnant female mountain caribou from the South Selkirk herd will give birth in a protected pen so that they, and their young calves, are safe from predators in the dangerous first six weeks after birth. With only eleven caribou left in the South Selkirks herd, keeping calves and their mothers safe is crucial … Continued
Across BC, our mountain caribou are disappearing. Habitat destruction and threats from all corners have limited mountain caribou to small islands within their historical range that covered much of the province. After decades of half-measures, Canada and BC have come together to sign a historic first agreement under Section 11 of the federal Species at … Continued
This year, Wildsight celebrates 30 years of protecting wildlife, clean water and wild places. It’s been quite the journey…
The governments of Canada and British Columbia last week announced an agreement to protect threatened mountain caribou in part of the province. This historic agreement between the federal and provincial governments is the first ever agreement reached under Section 11 of Canada’s Species at Risk Act. The agreement, which covers the Central Group herds located … Continued
As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’ve also been cleaning out our office and have had the opportunity to go through boxes and boxes of photos, slides, newspaper clippings and files from the past 30 years of environmental advocacy. No matter the issue, one thread that weaves through it all has been the incredible people … Continued
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dale Zinovich. A passionate advocate for the environment, Dale was one of the founding members of the East Kootenay Environmental Society (EKES) with her husband George. Over the years, Dale was a steady, grounded and committed force, playing a key role … Continued
As Kootenay kids headed back into the classroom this September, Wildsight educators were scheming to get them right back outside again. Every year, across the Columbia Basin, our team of 25 environmental educators bring the magic of nature to thousands of kids, from Kindergarten all the way up to high school. Through field trips to … Continued
Late last month, Teck Coal announced plans to shut down their Line Creek water treatment plant. The plant was designed to remove selenium contamination from water flowing out of mine waste dumps and into the Elk River, but instead it is releasing much more toxic forms of selenium into the Elk River watershed. In other … Continued