An evening of science and imagery

Wildsight is putting on a presentation to give Elk Valley residents the chance to see what’s going on in their own backyard.

Wildlife ambassador Wildsight is putting on a presentation Monday, November 19, to give Elk Valley residents the chance to see what’s going on in their own backyard.

With a specific emphasis on connectivity and wildlife corridors, Wildlife in the Rockies will present the latest science on wildlife values in concern to the Southern Rockies.

“We all know we live an amazing place,” said Ryland Nelson, Southern Rockies Program Coordinator with Wildsight. “This is a great opportunity to learn from leading scientists why this is one of the most important places in North America for wildlife connectivity.”

Three individuals, all with their own unique experiences with the Rocky Mountains, will host the evening. Dr. John Weaver has conducted research, restoration, and large landscape conservation for carnivores in the Rockies for over 40 years. Dr. Tony Clevenger studies wildlife connectivity in the area, with a focus on highway crossing structures. He has more recently been involved with a wolverine-tracking project within the Rocky Mountain Parks. Steven Gnam, who will be putting on a slideshow of regional images, has photographed wildlife, landscapes, and people in adventure throughout Canada and the western USA for the last 12 years.

Wildlife in the Rockies will take place on November 19 at the Red Tree Lodge, starting at 7:30 p.m. Entry is by donation to Wildsight.

 

Just Posted

East Kootenay Open this weekend

Fernie tennis players are warming up for the biggest tournament east of the Okanagan.

Community spirit shines at centennial

Hundreds have helped mark Fernie Golf Club’s 100th anniversary

SAR rescues injured dog after fall

A rope technician was able to reach the dog after being lowered nearly 90 metres down the cliffs.

Fernie-born location manager honoured

Rino Pace has scouted the locations for roughly 50 films, including X-Men, Inception and Deadpool.

South Country firefighters called out twice Thursday

Shortly after tackling a wildfire near Baynes Lake, firefighters were called out to a structure fire in Elko

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

B.C. teen meets Nicolas Cage

Filming mob movie in downtown Vernon, B.C.

Critics claim Trump “defended a tyrant”

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

B.C. MLAs choose new children’s watchdog

Jennifer Charlesworth has worked in government, social services

B.C. reporter calls out immigration photo on social media as fake news

A Vancouver reporter is calling out a British politician for spreading fake news

Hundreds of Arctic glaciers shrinking, disappearing

Out of 1,773 glaciers, 1,353 shrank significantly between 2000 and 2016

Indigenous housing providers worried Liberal proposals could put families on the streets

Indigenous housing providers raise alarms about future of federal funding deals

B.C. baseball team offers funeral prize pack

Wednesday’s West Coast League game in Victoria features draw for end-of-life package

Black Press Media journalists win big at Canadian community newspaper awards

Newsrooms earn recognition for editorial and photography excellence

Most Read