Davis Creek – A true grind leading to a truly spectacular old growth forest

It’s getting later in the hiking season but we were able to sneak in one more old growth forest hike on a brisk, damp and grey fall day. My hiking partner and co-worker, Laura, met me in Kaslo and we carpooled in Kootenay Carshare’s (electric!) Hyundai Kona to Davis Creek. This EV is a two-wheel drive but with higher clearance and the carshare program allows for light off-road use. It was a fun…

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Kokanee Old Growth Forest Trail – An Unprotected Gem

The rain was steady but light as my coworker, Laura, and I drove the 11 kilometre gravel road to the Kokanee Old Growth Forest Trail. The road is well marked from Highway 3A and the left turn (if coming from Nelson) is shortly after the Kokanee Creek bridge. A high clearance vehicle is recommended but the road is maintained and a 2WD would make it to the trailhead. A sign and large boulder mark…

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Message to New NDP Government

The NDP will form a majority government, with Katrine Conroy being re-elected in Kootenay West by a landslide, and Brittny Anderson, NDP has been declared the provisional winner in Nelson-Creston. The West Kootenay EcoSociety congratulates our local elected MLAs and wants to work together on the following priorities. Putting People First in the Energy and Climate Crisis People need clean air to…

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Here’s what we could find in the 2020 BC party platforms regarding stopping the logging of old-growth forests.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-partisan organization. We are sharing information on issues related to the health, safety and well-being of our communities, climate, ecosystems, food systems & energy. Here’s what we could find in the 2020 election platforms for the BC Greens, BC NDP, and BC Liberals to try to understand what action they will take on stopping the logging of old-growth…

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Forests & Climate Takeaways from UBCM 2020

The scoop from a virtual UBCM In mid-September I, along with my local government colleagues from around the province, concluded the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) annual conference. Things looked different, as most things do these days. We were not hundreds of mayors and councillors in a room shoulder to shoulder but rather were tuning in virtually from home.  The City of Nelson hosted a…

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Glade Watershed – Moving onward with hope

Glade Creek Waterfall Glade Watershed Protection Society Since moving to the community of Glade in 2017, and building our home as the homeowner contractor, I have been living in the embrace of the mountains, creeks and streams of the Glade Watershed behind us. I do not take this environment for granted and gratitude fills my heart for the privilege of living here.  Community means a lot to me,…

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