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
Old growth forests need your help
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
KIMBERLEY, August 6, 2019
After a court decision, Jumbo Glacier Resort no longer has a valid environmental certificate and the resort cannot be built until re-assessed.
The Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey recently wrapped up its spring surveys when we had 95 volunteers count 25,496 birds were counted over the three survey dates! To see the summary checklist for the spring 2019 surveys, please click here. CWWS Spring In late April, the CWWS project installed 10 waterfowl nesting boxes on private land for eight different … Continued
The Kimberley Cranbrook branch has joined forces with Black Dog Cycle & Ski in Kimberley for our E-Bike Raffle Fundraiser. Only 500 tickets are being sold, making the chances high for you to walk away with a Townie Go Electric Bike and one year of free check-overs valued at over $3,000. The bike is on … Continued
Did you know that we have three different species of hummingbirds in the Columbia Valley, including the smallest bird in Canada and the U.S., the Calliope Hummingbird? The other two species are the Rufous and the Black-chinned Hummingbird. For all three species, males have a brilliantly colored patch on their throats, which can be seen … Continued
The new Official Community Plan proposes extensive development along the west side of Lake Windermere. Prevent damaging sprawl and safeguard the diverse and rare natural resources of the Westside of the lake.
BC’s forests are being stripped bare for the profit of large corporations. The way we log in BC is destroying wildlife habitat, putting our rivers and communities’ water at risk, and clear cutting our ever-shrinking old-growth. Our forests are being managed in the interests of big corporations, not what’s best for our environment or communities. … Continued