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    Pop Up Nature Science!

    Join SkeenaWild environmental educators as they 'pop up' in a variety of wild spaces during July and August! These 2-4 hour FREE experiences are targeted at kids ages 5 to 13 years, and will include demonstrations and hands-on activities that explore our natural world. Follow SkeenaWild Conservation Trust on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on the dates, times and locations of our pop-up camps! Please note: parental supervision required Upcoming Pop-Ups: Skeena Valley Farmers' Market - Saturday, July 10 (10 am to 1 pm)Waterlily Bay Resort - Thursday, July 29 (1 to 3 pm)Kleanza Creek Provincial Park - Friday, July...

    New: The Dirty Dozen Mining Report

    Increasingly, British Columbia’s mining regulators are promoting the province as a responsible jurisdiction for mining investment. As we transition to a low carbon future, supply chains and investors are demanding better mining practices for sourced materials. Indeed, protecting environmental and social values and respecting Indigenous rights is essential if B.C. hopes to participate as a leader in the shift to a greener future. Read the full report and watch the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP4kjDG9pWg ...

    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...