Breaking News: Court keeps Jumbo wild… for now

The Jumbo Valley still remains wild thanks to a BC Court of Appeal ruling. In 2015, the Environment Minister at the time, BC Liberal Mary Polak, noted the developer, Glacier Resorts, had not made enough progress to maintain their permits. The developer received its environmental approval 10 years prior and had not substantially started the project. Glacier Resorts didn’t like that ruling and…

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You’re invited to our grand opening of our Trail office!

You’re invited to our grand opening of our Trail office! Please join us!  Wednesday, August 7, 4-6 pm 954A Eldorado Street, Trail We're excited to open our second office and be a hub for volunteers and community members who care about keeping our communities healthy and sustainable while protecting wild spaces in the Lower Columbia region.  West Kootenay EcoSociety promotes local food…

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Speaking up for better forestry management

We’re making sure our voices are heard. The BC government sought input earlier this month on two pieces of legislation affecting our forests, and EcoSociety signed two submissions along with a group of like-minded stakeholders.  Improving the Forest and Range Practices Act The first submission was a review of the Forest and Range Practices Act that governs the management of BC’s public forests…

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Add your voice to private land forest management review

Share your input on an important piece of government land use policy. You have an opportunity to offer input to the BC government on managing our forests on private land. The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is reviewing the Private Managed Forest Land Program (also known as the Managed Forest Program). To participate, fill out the online form. The…

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Save BC Forests – Day of Action – June 6

The science is clear: one of the most important tools we have in the fight against climate change is intact forests. We need better management of all forests in BC. We need forests managed with the long range forecast of their benefits. West Kootenay EcoSociety joins the Sierra Club of BC has called for a province-wide day of action to tell the BC government to protect our old growth forests.…

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Happy Earth Day

Join the West Kootenay EcoSociety, the Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative and your friends and neightbours to celebrate Earth Day. This year’s global theme is Protect our Species. Join the fun at Hall St. Plaza in Nelson on Monday, April 22nd from 2-4pm. The parade starts at 3pm and features the local Samba band. Dress up as your favorite plant, animal or fungus. Other Earth Day Events:…

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