Youth Climate Corps East Kootenay

Hiring is closed for the 2024 East Kootenay Youth Climate Corps season. Thank you for your interest. Our season begins this May; follow along for more updates. 

As climate change places increasing pressure on our global, regional and local ecosystems and communities, the need to respond with meaningful action could not be more pressing. Harnessing the energy and ambition of young adults, Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps empowers you to inspire and implement solutions to the climate crisis through employment, training and leadership development.

Past seasons for the East Kootenay YCC crew, based in Kimberley, included working with partners from environmental and community-based organizations to address climate change locally. Crew members worked on projects ranging from food security to ecosystem restoration to wildfire risk reduction. This year’s team will experience an array of disciplines and learn how each is contributing to climate action work in its own unique way!


East Kootenay 2024 Projects
  • Theory and Practice of Food Sustainability
    • Local food recovery and sustainability initiatives that will deepen your understanding of local food systems, food waste and burgeoning solutions.
  • Wildfire Risk Reduction
    • A wildfire fuel mitigation and monitoring project developed to spread awareness and increase local wildfire resilience.
  • Lois Creek Stream and Wetland Enhancement
    • A small-scale, community-oriented stream and wetland restoration project located in the Lois Creek trail system of Kimberley.
  • Community Engagement
    • Each cohort has the opportunity to focus on a small-scale, local passion project where the crew is responsible for organization and implementation. The East Kootenay crew will host its third Fix-it-Fair!
      Several other small projects including Whitebark Pine Recovery, Native Wildflower Seed Collection, Pollinator Meadow Restoration, wildfire fuel data collection, and potentially more.

These represent core skills sets we expect our team to walk away from the program with. However, through the participation and implementation of our project work, those involved will most certainly walk away with more.

Past project highlights


Youth Climate Corps news

How can one person make a difference to the climate crisis? For Kaslo resident Kenya Blouin, the answer lies in bringing sustainability and climate solutions…Read more 
Hiring is now complete for the East Kootenay Youth Climate Corps 2024 season. Thank you for your interest. Follow along on Instagram for program updates…Read more 
Hiring is open CLOSED for the 2024 Wildsight Youth Climate Corps West Kootenay. Than you for your interest. Follow along this season on our Instagram…Read more 
Lois Creek is a much loved little stream that trickles its way through Kimberley. This humble waterway holds a surprisingly rich history of local innovation…Read more 
Western science is slowly catching up with Indigenous knowledge as our understanding of fire ecology grows. Through fire, Indigenous peoples are decolonizing the land, one…Read more 

Food, farms and fires

October 18, 2023
We welcomed our third community to the Wildsight Youth Climate Corps (YCC) roster this year with the launch of a season in Golden. But what…Read more 
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Join The Team

Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.