John Bergenske

John Bergenske

Strategic Advisor

Wildsight Regional

John was a leader in the 20-year process to create and complete the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy. He has been instrumental in designation of protected areas and parks in the East Kootenay, coordinated environmental appeals against industrial polluters, worked to establish the Southern Rocky Mountain Conservation Area, the Columbia Wetlands and East Columbia Lake Wildlife Management Areas. He has participated in extensive field research on both mountain caribou and grizzly bears in the region. He is active in Forest Stewardship Council certification, Mountain Caribou recovery and protection of the Flathead River Valley. John works provincially and internationally on forest, wildlife and land use issues to protect biodiversity values across Canada’s Columbia and southern Rocky Mountains.

Work Phone: 250.422.3566

Cell Phone: 250.489.9605

Email: john(at)

Photo by Garrett Grove

John's work

Valuing world class wilderness, creating long-term balance. Some of the best-known and most-cherished National and Provincial Parks are set in the Rocky… Read More 
Wildsight works to influence forestry planning and practices in our region so that both humans and nature can thrive. Read More 
Southern mountain caribou have been here in B.C. since the last ice age over 10,000 years ago, but they have been steadily declining in B.C.’s Inland Temperate Rainforest — from 2500 in the late 1990s to 1250 today. Read More 
Wildsight works collaboratively to expand protection for the Purcell region, making sure that wildlife can freely and safely roam, water runs clean and clear from… Read More 
Mining makes up one of British Columbia’s largest industries and revenue sources, but behind the profits, communities and the environment often pay the price… Read More