Wildsight News

Wild Look Outside

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Calling all ski-tourers, snowshoers, snowman-makers, dog frolickers and bird watchers! Look Outside, our year-long photo contest focused on BC's stunning Purcell Mountains, wants your photos! 

There are only two contest rules:

1. The pics submitted must have been taken within the month of submission

2. In the PURCELL Mountains

There are amazing prizes to be won every month including free nights at ACC backcountry huts, camera gear and Kicking Horse Coffee, as well as a grand prize of $1000.

Submit photos to the Look Outside website or tag them #wildlookoutside on instagram, facebook and twitter.

Happy winter and don't forget to Look Outside!  

Wild Times Winter 2014/2015

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Our winter edition of the Wild Times is out! If you haven't picked up a copy around town, you can read it here:

Wild Times Winter 2014/2015

"Ospreys" Wins the 2015 Creston Valley Bird Festival Art Prize

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Like Dave Catherall’s prize-winning apple pie at Fall Fair, Bruce Paterson has combined the right ingredients to make a prize-winning poster for this year’s Creston Valley Bird Fest. This is the third year in festival history that the judges have selected Bruce’s detailed work in watercolour, pen and ink. ... Read more »

Wildsight Golden Seeks Outreach Coordinator

The Wildsight-Golden Branch is looking for an outgoing and well-organized  person with some background in environmental education to coordinate our communications and public out reach initiatives and work on capacity building for our organization. This is a 16-week contract position for 10 hrs. per week at $20/hr. for a maximum of 160 hrs. There is potential for renewal and expansion of this position with the right candidate.  The position would ideally begin February 1, 2015.

Please submit your cover letter and resume before January 20, 2015.  Submit by email to Joan Dolinsky: joandolinsky@gmail.com. Telephone calls welcome to Meg Langley at 250-344-4721 or Joan Dolinsky at 250-348-2578. ... Read more »

U.S. Senate Passes Watershed Legislation Affecting B.C.’s Flathead River Valley: Achieves Mining and Energy Ban in Transnational River Valley

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Fernie, B.C. -  Late last Friday, the U.S. Senate passed the North Fork Watershed Protection Act as part of a nationwide U.S. public lands legislative package. Canadians have awaited this particular legislation since 2010, when then-governor Brian Schweitzer and then-B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell signed the B.C.-Montana Memorandum of Understanding promising to ban mining and oil and gas development in the entire transnational Flathead watershed. ... Read more »

Read Our 2014 Annual Report

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Connection. Community. Commitment.

Our Annual Report is hot off the press!

Read about everything we accomplished together in 2014 here.

Thank you for a wonderful year. 

For the wild,

The Wildsight Team

Nelson Area Students Go "Beyond Recycling"

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Nelson, B.C. — What really happens when we throw things ‘away’? Do they disappear? That’s the question Grade 4-6 students from schools in the Nelson area asked as they explored the contents of the local transfer station, landfill and recycling depot. 

The students are taking part in Beyond Recycling, a Wildsight education program that tackles topics such as waste, ecological footprint, climate change and energy use. Salmo, Kinnaird, Rosemont and Redfish Elementary Schools  were four of eleven schools in the Columbia Basin Region that have taken part in Wildsight’s Beyond Recycling this year.  ... Read more »

Giving to the Wild

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Give a gift of wilderness, clean water and sustainable communities by making a donation to our annual appeal today.

Your gift will be used next year to support our work to change mining and forestry practices on the ground that threaten the quality of our water for people and all living things. It will support habitat protection for species at risk and all creatures dependent upon wild places. It will enable us to deliver our school-based education programs—inspiring the future stewards of tomorrow by connecting them with their wild backyards. ... Read more »