What’s really going on? Responding to the BC NDP’s old-growth forest messages.

Understanding forest policy and the complicated messaging from industry and government is hard to process and most people understandably don’t have the time for it. To help, we've created a summary of the five most important messages from the BC NDP and how to address them. You can use these in your response to NDP emails, in social media dialogues, or in conversations with your family and…

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Say no to harmful development in Rossland

Did you know that your Rossland City Council is considering approving development applications that will harm your vision for healthy and safe communities in your backyard? There are 4 lot development applications: South side of Granite mountain Along the narrow forested strip of land south of the Rock Cut Pub’s lower parking lot A large lot immediately north of and adjacent to the Rock Cut Pub…

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April 30th marks one year! Let’s celebrate!

On April 30th Premier Horgan and his government will have had their report outlining how to protect old growth forests in their hands for one year. It might feel like there is nothing to celebrate. While Premier Horgan promised protection for old growth forests, the last remaining ancient trees are still being cut down.  As concerned citizens of BC, we can hold the BC Government accountable to…

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What does volunteering & working at EcoSociety mean to you?

Remember when we could safely gather and take part in parades and other celebrations? Let's work toward doing that again soon. Earth Day parade, Nelson, 2019. To celebrate Earth Day, we asked EcoSociety staff and volunteers why they work and volunteer with us, what motivates them, and why it is important to them. Here are a few of their answers.  “Volunteering for the EcoSociety over the past…

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EcoSociety supports watershed plans for clean drinking water

Children standing by the source of their grandparent’s drinking water. Glade, BC.   The Kootenays are home to one of the highest populations in BC that depends on creeks, streams and surface water springs for their drinking water. These communities have all of the responsibility to keep their drinking water clean but little means to do so.  People need safe, clean drinking water, and we have…

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Enjoy the 100 Acre Wood Trail All Year Round!

I had an hour long drive ahead of me to the 100 Acre Wood old growth forest trail and it was the perfect opportunity to listen to the reading of a recent New York Times story The Social Life of Forests by Ferris Jabr. This fascinating story speaks to the connectivity of all plant life in a forest via underground fungal root networks, or mycelium. I touched on this briefly in another trail story…

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