When I decided to spend last July exploring the world of Mountain Caribou in northeastern Washington and the interior of British Columbia, I thought I understood the basics of the challenges this beautiful creature is facing in the modern world.
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We are so thrilled to share this morning’s breaking news: the Ktunaxa Nation were successful in their bid to bring the fight to keep Qat’muk (Jumbo) wild to the Supreme Court of Canada! Join us in celebration and in thanking the Ktunaxa Nation for all their incredible efforts!
Thank you all, our supporters, funders, partners, members, volunteers and friends for an amazing year. Together, we got kids outside connecting with nature, we trained people to monitor their water, we held farmers’ markets and film festivals, and kept the Jumbo Valley wild for another year! Read about everything we accomplished together here in our … Continued
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR: Roslyn Johnson Taking it to the Next Level After moving to the Columbia Valley in 2013 to work with The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Roslyn recognized that Wildsight “is an organization that knows how to get things done” and embarked on learning more about what we do. Keep your eyes peeled to see what Roslyn gets up to in the … Continued
Recently, BC Timber Sales forwarded a referral to Wildsight of their proposed new Integrated Pest Management Plan for the Golden Timber area. The maps attached to the plan highlight vast areas potentially proposed for pesticide treatment, extending throughout the Golden area. Over the past few years, one chemical in particular has come under global scrutiny … Continued
On March 10, President Obama will hold a State Dinner at the White House for Prime Minister Trudeau, the first time such an event has been held for a Canadian leader in 19 years. In an open letter issued today, conservation groups from both sides of the border are calling on the leaders to use … Continued
Text by Jeff Pew. Originally published in Go Kimberley’s Winter 2016 issue. Re-published with permission. Keep Taking the Worst Road. “When you come to a fork, keep taking the worst road,” she says over the phone, directing me to Muskrat Ranch, her off-grid 80-acre homestead on the fringe of the Purcell Mountains. “We can meet anytime … Continued
Our water program, Living Lakes Canada, is co-hosting the 36th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) in Banff from November 1-4, 2016. The theme of this year’s symposium is Science to Stewardship: Balancing Economic Growth with Lake Sustainability. There may be no locale more appropriate to host a discussion on the impact of development on natural … Continued
The theme for this year’s legendary Bird Fest is, “Where the Birds Are – a celebration of the art, the agriculture, and the birds of the Creston Valley.” The festival will run from May 13-15, with an exciting array of events, from photography to family paddles to nighttime birding. See the complete schedule of events here! … Continued
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR: Marianne Ober Getting involved After attending the 2014 Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Marianne was inspired to volunteer with Wildsight, “I wanted to be part of a group that stands up for our amazing surroundings…I knew that Wildsight would be a great cause to spend some of my time on.” Since spring of … Continued