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    Ongoing Legacy of Metal Mine Impacts on Babine Lake

    Report Finds Contamination and Monitoring Issues at Closed Babine Lake Mines January 26, 2021, Terrace BCA new report released today by researchers with SkeenaWild Conservation Trust in partnership with the Lake Babine Nation outlines major deficiencies in government regulations and monitoring, and impacts to the aquatic community of Babine Lake, related to two decommissioned metal mines. Babine Lake, situated in the Skeena River watershed, produces ~ 90% of Skeena sockeye salmon, and carries great significance to Lake Babine Nation. Bell and Granisle mines, which closed in 1992 and 1982, respectively, were both linked to negative aquatic impacts in the lake while they were operational. The...

    Province Urged to Complete Grizzly Bear Project

    Nov. 23, 2020  TERRACE – A volunteer committee that keeps a watch on resource use and development within a large portion of northwestern B.C. is urging the provincial government to complete a project to fully map out critical grizzly bear habitat. Although a grizzly bear wildlife habitat area of 69,275 hectares was established in 2018, just half has been sufficiently mapped to date, says the Plan Implementation Committee created through the formation of the Kalum Land and Resource Management Plan. The plan area covers 2.1 million hectares of the northwest, stretching south of Kitimat and north of Terrace, taking in several timber supply areas and tree farm licences and contains large...

    When The Salmon Spoke

    When the Salmon Spoke, presented by Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission and Ping Chong + Company, in collaboration with SkeenaWild Conservation Trust and Salmon Beyond Borders, premiered online on May 31, 2020. Featuring captivating life stories from community members of the Stikine River, as well as cinematic imagery, indigenous music and visual art, this production connects coastal Tlingit and Haida communities and inland Tahltan communities of Alaska and British Columbia. When the Salmon Spoke is a part of Ping Chong + Company’s acclaimed “Undesirable Elements” series of community-specific documentary performances, adapted as a digital experience in the COVID-19 era. The production is led by Tis Peterman...

    SkeenaWild Watershed Discovery EcoCamps

    If your child likes adventure and is eager to explore the natural world, check out our SkeenaWild Watershed Discovery EcoCamps at Ferry Island in Terrace, BC on Non-Instructional Days (April 23, May 28 and June 25) and Summer 2021! **THE APRIL 23 WATERSHED NID CAMP IS NOW FULL! ** For more information & how to register **THE APRIL 23 WATERSHED NID CAMP IS NOW FULL! ** Contact Christine Slanz, Education Coordinator: christine@skeenawild.org or call 250-638-0998 / 250-631-9045. A BIG THANK YOU to our funders:  TD Friends of the Environment, BC Hydro, Terrace Community Foundation, Fusion Eyecare, and Northwest Science & Innovation Society! ...