Wildsight – Regional
|Conservation Neighbourhood||Columbia ValleyCreston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeElk ValleyGoldenKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmLower ArrowLower Columbia RiverSlocan ValleySouth CountrySouth Selkirks-SalmoUpper ArrowUpper Kootenay River Valley|
|Focuses||Education/OutreachEnvironmental MonitoringLandscape ConnectivityWaterYouth Programs and Activities|
Our Mission:Wildsight works to protect wildlife, water and wild places in Canada's Columbia and Rocky Mountain regions. Our education programs include Winter Wonder (K-3), Nature Through the Seasons (K-3), Classroom with Outdoors (4-7), Ecostewards (4-6), Go Wild (9-12), Columbia River Field School (10-12), Beyond Recycling (5-7) and Know Your Watershed (9).
Our Vision:The Columbia Mountains and Southern Rocky Mountain area has healthy, functioning ecosystems. A network of protected wild landscapes and watersheds provide for native plant, fish, and animal populations, and maintain healthy human communities.
Wildsight focuses on three core areas: the southern Canadian Rocky Mountains, upper Columbia River Valley, and the Columbia Mountains. Wildsight’s program areas include conservation, water, climate adaptation solutions, sustainable communities, and school-based education. For over 25 years, Wildsight has been recognized as a leader in conservation, sustainable community initiatives, and environmental education. Some of our achievements include, the creation of the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy which is considered to be the largest intact ecosystem in southeastern BC, Ramsar designation for the Columbia Wetlands, and a ban on oil and gas exploration in the Flathead Valley. We received the 2005 Canadian Environmental Award for Conservation and our water stewardship work has been recognized by the federal government as a best practices example in community based ecological monitoring.