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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Community Meetings for Mountain Caribou Protection and Old Growth Forests

Come out to support and offer your insights for the protection of Mountain Caribou and Old Growth Forests in a community near you this April. The provincial and federal governments have just released two draft agreements aimed at recovering threatened mountain caribou. Please learn more about Draft Section 11 Agreement and submit your feedback through an online survey. Upcoming community…

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Changing Kootenay Lake water levels to help the survival of Kokanee Salmon

The scarlet red of the spawning Kokanee Salmon as they come home to spawn is an amazing sight. These land-locked Sockeye Salmon are not only an iconic species in the Kootenays, they are also a keystone species in their home ecosystems; other species in that ecosystem rely on a keystone species. But we have lost some stocks of these beautiful fish in Kootenay Lake in recent years. Kokanee Salmon…

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Let’s take a stand to protect our old growth forests

The old growth forests you love are in crisis. They are being hit hard by climate change and wildfires, which in turn are impacting our communities and watersheds. And we are still clearcutting at an alarming rate.  Recently, we sent a message to Forest Minister Doug Donaldson calling for the protection of our old growth forests in the West Kootenays. We have joined over 15,000 BC residents who…

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The Radicals Film Screenings in Nelson & Rossland

West Kootenay EcoSociety is delighted to be hosting the newest film from Beyond Boarding, The Radicals. The movie follows an active group of snowboarders and surfers who drift away from their respective sports into the world of frontline activism in a journey along the West Coast of Canada. Honouring the stewards of this land since time immemorial, they join land defenders fighting for the…

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