• 01/05/18
    Biodiversity and wildfires are interconnected

    Wildfires are a naturally occurring phenomenon. From a human perspective they can cause massive damage to infrastructure and safety. Road closures, traffic delays and detours prevent tourists from visiting regions whose economies are tourism driven. From an ecological standpoint, […]

  • 01/05/18
    Revelstoke area species at risk

    Nestled between the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges in the middle of an inland temperate rainforest and on the banks of the Columbia and Illecillewaet rivers, it’s no surprise that Revelstoke is a haven for all manner of birds, […]

  • 12/01/17

    The definition of Eco-tourism is: tourism directed towards natural environments, especially to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife, intended as a low impact and often small-scale alternative to standard commercial mass tourism. Revelstoke offers a wide range of traditional […]

  • 11/01/17
    Single use plastic – not in my town!

    Revelstoke businesses take the lead on eliminating single-use plastics. Here’s how you can eliminate this unnecessary waste from your life. The revelation that single use plastics is terrible for the environment comes as a surprise to no one. Drop a plastic […]

  • 10/18/17
    Invasive species in Revelstoke: How to weed them out of your life

    Summer has given way to the wet chills of autumn. It’s the perfect time to chat about the reality of invasive species in Revelstoke and learn about how changing your behaviour can help stop them. That bamboo growing rampantly all summer? Known […]

  • 09/19/17
    Planting Milkweed for Monarchs

    In an effort to learn more about providing the endangered Monarch butterfly with sustainable habitat, we came across an often recommended species of flower called Showy Milkweed.  Although this flowering plant is very much suitable for the monarch, research indicates that […]

  • 05/25/17
    Wildlife Viewing Opportunities!

    This time of year offers us one of the best opportunities to get out and enjoy the natural environment.  After a long winter of dormancy, hibernation, and migration, we are welcoming a late melt with open arms and noticing as […]

  • 03/14/17
    Spring brings increasing interest in bat health and public reports of bats

    Fortunately for the bats of BC, it has been a quiet winter. The Columbia-Shuswap Community Bat Program, in collaboration with the Province of BC, is on the lookout for signs of White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). WNS is a fungal disease […]

  • 11/29/16
    Columbia River Treaty Review: American vs. Canadian Perspectives – A Look at the Current State of the Columbia River

    After publishing our last blog about the CRT, I was contacted by two students from McGill University in Montreal, QC – Rami Khalil and Felicity Kuhn.  The students wrote a blog entry for a class project, and as a part […]

  • 11/08/16
    One River, Ethics Matter – A Columbia River Treaty Review

    A few years ago, people started talking about the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) and its impending renegotiation deadline of September 2014.  The earliest date a participating country (Canada or US) could terminate the CRT was September 2024, but they […]