Dispatches from the Jumbo Monitoring Camp

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Guest Blog: K.L. Kivi from the Jumbo Monitoring Camp

Jumbo Valley, September 9, 2014

After a sudden, fierce shower last night, the Jumbo sky cleared suddenly, revealing the full moon rising sharply over the ridge to the east.

Even though the ridge is kilometers away, each tree stood out like a jagged tooth in front of the perfectly round, bright face of the moon.

We crawled into our cold beds shortly after a bank of fog ate the vista, moon and all. ... Read more »

2014 Jumbo Wild Hike

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Join us for a hike to Jumbo Pass to celebrate its wild splendour! On September 20, we will be hosting an East-West Jumbo hike. Groups from the West Kootenay and East Kootenay will meet at the pass in solidarity to keep Jumbo Wild. If you want to join us, please register here so we can arrange carpooling and logistics. For those of you coming from the west, please sign up on the ecosociety's website.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

#KeepitWild 

Look Outside Photo Contest: August Winners

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Congratulations to all three August winners!

Howard P. Smith climbs to the top of Mount Thompson. He says, "At 2100 meters elevation it's an alpine ecosystem. This alpine opening is visible from Creston and this is what it looks like up on the mountain in mid July. Bear grass blooms dominate but lots of other wildflowers are bursting forth. Evening is a wonderful time to enjoy the views, the setting sun and golden light in the meadows." This picture wins him the fantastic prize of a night in an alpine hut, provided by the Alpine Club of Canada. ... Read more »

Wildsight Welcomes our 800th Member

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Wildsight welcomes Laurie Morrison to our community as our 800th member!

Laurie enjoys skiing, biking and hiking in our beautiful corner of the world as well as exploring other adventurous spots around the world. She says, “I’m delighted to be the 800th member, encourage others to take out a membership and am so glad Wildsight has been there for us and the environment.”

Thanks Laurie! ... Read more »

Edible Gardening Workshop Series - Extend Your Harvest

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Fall is here, but that doesn’t mean gardening season is over. Wildsight and the Cranbrook Food Action Committee’s next Edible Gardening workshop, running September 16th in Kimberley and September 17th in Cranbrook, teaches you to keep the harvest going through fall and into the winter. Extend Your Harvest, the third workshop in the Edible Gardening series, will give local gardeners options to protect their crops from the cold and tips for hardy crops that thrive in our climate.

“With our cold climate, it can be tough to eat fresh from the garden for more than a couple months” said Wildsight and CFAC’s Shannon Duncan, “but with a little bit of protection from the elements, your can be eating fresh salad much later than you might think.” ... Read more »

Disruption: A Climate Change Documentary in Kimberley and Cranbrook

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Disruption, a new documentary on climate change, premieres around the world this Sunday, September 7th, including in Kimberley. The world-wide premiere is being organized in the lead up to the People’s Climate March in New York later in the September. The screening in Kimberley, plus a second screening in Cranbrook on Wednesday, September 10th, both organized by Wildsight, will inspire viewers for a local climate rally in Cranbrook scheduled for September 20th.

The film asks the question: “When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?” Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction. ... Read more »