Youth Climate Corps West Kootenay

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


West Kootenay 2024 Projects
  • Salmo Wildfire Risk Reduction Project: A wildfire risk reduction project developed to spread awareness and increase local wildfire resilience. Working with a local forestry company to remove surface fuels and increase the canopy base height to reduce the continuity of fuel loads. Collaboration with local FireSmart Neighbourhoods and Coordinators.
  • Community Engagement: The crew will work with different organizations and local governments to help educate and connect with the community on fire resiliency, water conservation, and community preparedness.
  • Several other small projects are dependent on funding and partnerships including residential-based FireSmarting, Sustainable Development Goals, shoreline stewardship, agricultural sector support environmental education facilitating and potentially 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.