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14th Annual Living Lakes Conference in Nanchang China: Challenges and Reflections

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This past November, I represented Living Lakes Canada and Wildsight at the 14th annual Living Lakes Conference in Nanchang, China. I was invited, along with Alex and Catherine Salki of Living Lakes Canada member organization, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, to present our work on water stewardship in lake communities with a special focus on the Columbia River Basin and the Lake Winnipeg Basin. ... Read more »

Protecting Endangered Mountain Caribou

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By John Bergenske and Joe Scott, Conservation Northwest ... Read more »

Making the Transboundary Flathead an International Success!

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A Guest Blog by David Hadden, Headwaters Montana

We neglect history at our peril. When we lose the thread of history we lose both reference points as well as the heart of a good story. How the Flathead Wild Team turned the transboundary Flathead Valley into an international cause celebre is that kind of story. ... Read more »

Mount Polley Mine Disaster Raises Questions for Citizens of BC

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It’s been over three months since the Mount Polley mine disaster. Distant summer memories of snapshots show mountains of toxic tailings debris coating the once pristine Hazeltine and Cariboo Creek beds. Images of a grey plume of necrosis, entering the emerald Quesnel and Polley Lakes. This once iconic scenery of beautiful British Columbia suddenly reflecting the moonscape of oil sands tailing ponds. ... Read more »

Enforceable Water Quality Standards Needed to Address Elk River Selenium Issues

Selenium poisoning of fish in the Elk River has been a hot topic in the East Kootenay for at least a decade. It's now grabbed national and international attention, with recent articles pointing out the severe impacts of selenium on the Elk River ecosystem.

Wildsight sounded the alarm on this issue several years ago, but discussions about selenium only came into the spotlight as new mines were proposed in the region. ... Read more »

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