Not another Jumbo!

You may have heard that there’s a proposal for an all-season luxury resort called Zincton in the Goat Mountain range between New Denver and Kaslo. While the proposal considers many more environmentally friendly approaches than a typical development, it will host 1,750 people a day at the resort in sensitive grizzly bear, caribou and wolverine habitat, threaten access to pristine wilderness for…

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Expert Speaker Series

You're invited to EcoSociety's community expert speaker series during the COVID pandemic. Bring your lunch and learn with us. We will be hosting two webinars a week, every Tuesday and Wednesday. Each webinar will be recorded and sent to those who RSVP to the event, so if you can't make it but want to watch after, still RSVP. The public have been asked to stay at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.…

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New report calls for immediate action on old growth forests

My name is Rachel Holt, and I’m an ecologist living in Nelson.  For the last 20 years, I have worked primarily in British Columbia, bringing science and technical analysis to land use issues, including work on the Great Bear Rainforest agreement, multiple land use planning processes, and work on habitat protection for species such as boreal caribou.  One theme that has run through almost all of…

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Building resilience at Clutch Farm Salmo

Good morning, West Kootenays! I’m not sure what time you’re reading this, but at the time of writing, it’s morning. We’re six weeks into social isolation (or thereabouts), and I’m sitting at my kitchen table eating delicious eggs with the brightest yellow yolks from our two chickens on homemade bread, with homemade muffins in a container to my left, soil tests on the windowsill in front of me,…

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Earth Day Extravaganza

April 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of Earth day. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, let’s celebrate what really matters - healthy and safe families, strong and resilient communities and wild and accessible nature. EcoSociety volunteers and the Interfaith Collaborative have planed some awesome online events to bring our communities together on Earth day.      Join us for the days…

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Find fresh air & activity with our outdoor scavenger hunt!

Getting outside for some fresh air and exercise helps us physically and mentally, especially in these difficult times. Itching to get outside with your family? Try a scavenger hunt. There are so many free templates to print off or download to your phone. There’s the adventure scavenger hunt, the backyard scavenger hunt, the alphabetical list, the four senses (we’ll leave taste out of it), and…

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