Video: A conservation gathering at BC’s Quamichan wetlands

Shared by: Nature Conservancy of Canada – A group of over 30 Conservation Volunteers and staff from Habitat Acquisition Trust, Cowichan Land Trust, Parks Canada, Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Society, Cowichan Young Naturalists Club, Canada World Youth, Saanich Native Plant Nursery and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) recently joined forces to continue restoration efforts at Quamichan wetlands…

Clayoquot Summer: 20 Years After

Twenty years ago Clayoquot Sound was the site of the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history, yet today the region is more threatened than ever, say Dan Lewis and Bonny Glambeck of Clayoquot Action.

West Coast Trail

Discover the hike of a lifetime! The West Coast Trail is a 5 to 7 day backpacking route that winds through temperate rainforests along beaches, cliffs and sandstone.

Film: The Whale

THE WHALE tells the true story of a young, wild killer whale – an orca – nicknamed Luna, who lost contact with his family on the coast of British Columbia and turned up alone in a narrow stretch of sea between mountains, a place called Nootka Sound.

Wetlands get funding infusion from the HCTF

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) would like to acknowledge the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation’s (HCTF) continuing investment in B.C.’s wildlife habitat, helping to kick start its wetland rebuild program this year. With $250,000 from the HCTF, DUC will restore six B.C. wetlands and complete preliminary work for eight high-priority conservation projects.

Wilderness Committee Decries Plans to Develop Prosperity Mine

Vancouver – The Wilderness Committee strongly condemned Liberal leadership hopeful Christy Clark’s suggestion, reported in a recent Globe and Mail article, that Ottawa should be pressured to approve the so-called Prosperity Mine, located on the Chilcotin Plateau west of Williams Lake, BC. The proposed Taseko Mines Inc. operation would have turned Fish Lake into a tailings pond for mine waste.

Save Mary Lake Campaign

Mary Lake sits in the midst of a treasured 107-acre parcel of land near Victoria, BC, that’s now under threat of development. The property is a critical habitat for numerous indigenous plant and animal species, many listed as endangered or threatened.

British Columbians tell Government: Ancient Forests Forever

Victoria – Three Vancouver Island MLA’s submitted over 2500 petitions today calling for the phase out of old-growth logging on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. The petitions were collected by the Wilderness Committee, and submitted by Members of the Legislative Assembly Scott Fraser, Lana Popham and Claire Trevena on behalf of their constitutes. “Vancouver…