Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park Proposal
The Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park Proposal protects endangered mountain caribou, primeval Inland Temperate Rainforest with trees up to 1,800 years old, hundreds of species of lichens, rare plants, core habitat for blue-listed grizzly bears, wolverines, and spawning grounds of the bull trout.
Inland Temperate Rainforest
While B.C.’s coastal rainforest is world-renowned for its
splendour and diversity, its interior counterpart, the rare Inland
Temperate Rainforest, remains relatively unknown, and is quickly
On British Columbia’s mid-coast lives one of the most rare
and beautiful bears in the world — the Kermode, or spirit
bear. Found nowhere else on earth, these white-coloured black bears
are at risk from logging and habitat fragmentation.
Provincial Parks in Peril
User fees. Commercialization. Private Control. Major changes are
in the works to ensure that profit-making, not ecological integrity,
is top priority in the management of our provincial parks.
domestic-use watersheds continue to be targeted for logging and
road-building, despite dangers to ecosystems, personal property,
water supplies, and even human life.
in a continuous belt across northern Canada, the boreal forest plays
a critical role in the global ecosystem. Threatened on all sides
from logging, mining, oil and gas development and hydro-electric
projects, the boreal forest is under siege.
The Forest Watch program uses on-the-ground research and data to
document the damage and danger caused by poor logging practices
around the province, and to push for industry accountability. VWS
director Craig Pettitt is the West Kootenay coordinator for Forest
British Columbia’s wildlife heritage is rich and diverse,
and increasingly under threat from habitat loss due to industrial
development, and from inappropriate hunting and poaching. VWS is
involved in cougar, grizzly, black bear, mountain caribou, and wild
horse conservation initiatives