Ongoing Programs

Climate Solutions for the Kootenays


Climate Solutions for the Kootenays is now focused in Kimberley and Cranbrook for Spring 2013.

Climate Solutions for the Kootenays has been developed to address the growing issues of climate change and the impact of greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read more »

Columbia Headwaters


The beginning of a truly great river...

The Columbia River starts its rugged journey calmly, in the slow-flowing waters of Columbia Lake, Lake Windermere, and the Columbia Wetlands. With the B.C. Rockies on the east side, and the Purcell Mountains on the west, these headwaters are spectacular to visit. ... Read more »

David Thompson Heritage Lands

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The British Columbia portion of the Athabasca Trail Region, Jeffrey and Pacific Creeks and the Upper Wood River.

Wildsight wants to introduce you to an exciting proposal to commemorate David Thompson's explorations of the Canadian Rockies and the Columbia River route to the Pacific. ... Read more »

Education in the Wild


Engaging, experiential ecology field trips for primary and intermediate students

Searching for excellent ecology learning opportunities for your students? Look here! ... Read more »

Flathead Wild


The Flathead Valley is one of the most biologically important places on earth. The valley is home to a free- flowing river with exceptional water quality and is unmatched in North America for the variety, completeness and density of carnivore species like grizzly bears that live and breed there. ... Read more »

Forest Stewardship


Wildsight is creating a precedent-setting model for Forest Stewardship Council certification in British Columbia. The Forest Stewardship Council provides the only independent certification recognized worldwide in both the marketplace and by the environmental community. ... Read more »

Jumbo Wild


The proposed real estate development would be located in the magnificent Jumbo Valley, 55 km from Invermere in the heart of the Central Purcells 5 hours from the nearest international airport (Calgary) Adjacent to the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy, the largest un-roaded wilderness in Southern BC. ... Read more »

Lake Windermere


Ensuring the ecological integrity of Lake Windermere through science and community stewardship.

Water stewardship that really works.

Lake Windermere is the most heavily-used body of water in the entire Columbia Valley of southeast British Columbia, Canada. ... Read more »

Living Lakes Canada


Linking science to action at the grassroots level

Canada needs active, community-supported water stewardship like never before. 
But connecting the scientific tools of monitoring and rehabilitation with the agents of change—community members—is a challenge. ... Read more »

Mountain Caribou


Mountain caribou are one of the most critically endangered animals in North America, relying entirely on old-growth forest in the world’s only Inland Temperate Rainforest. ... Read more »

Pesticide Reduction


Wildsight is committed to reducing pesticide exposure in our communities and surrounding environment. We are an active member of the Pesticide Free Columbia Basin Coalition. ... Read more »

Purcell Mountains


The Purcell Range of the Columbia Mountains includes critical wildlife habitat and provides genetic connectivity for endangered species in the United States, such as grizzly bears and mountain caribou. ... Read more »

Rivers At Risk

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Wildsight's Rivers at Risk program works to protect ecologically-intact watersheds, along with the significant biodiversity values that are being threatened by the development of run-of-river  projects throughout the Kootenay and Columbia Mountain regions.   Independent power producer's (IPPs) currently have over 600 active water license applications for hydro developments within ... Read more »

Southern Rockies


The focus of Wildsight's Southern Rockies Program is to promote science-based land use management practices throughout the transboundary Crown of the Continent ecoregion and protect a critical connection for wildlife in the Yellowstone To Yukon Corridor. ... Read more »

Wilderness Recreation


Wildsight is raising awareness of industrial tourism practices across B.C.’s backcountry. We continue our coalition building to oppose unsustainable exploitation of the backcountry. Our work to stop the Jumbo Glacier Resort proposal is a flagship of opposition to unsustainable industrial tourism throughout the B.C. wilderness. ... Read more »