Backyard Old Growth Walk

June 17, 2023

Wildsight is leading a walk through an old growth forest at Wycliffe on June 17th.

We are living in the midst of giants.

You are invited to come learn about the old forests in your own backyard, and uncover how we can help protect these old growth giants for future generations.

With old growth forests disappearing at alarming rates, Wildsight, a nonprofit conservation and environmental education organization based in the region, is engaging people in the Kimberley/Cranbrook area this June to learn about our ancient forests. Eddie Petryshen (Conservation Specialist) will take you on a journey through these majestic places, all while discussing related history, threats, opportunities, and the current state of old growth in BC. Together, we will explore how policy reform can change our forestry practices for the better, and equip you with the knowledge to push for these changes from your elected officials.

“The Columbia Basin supports diverse, rare and endangered old growth forests, including the globally unique Inland Temperate Rainforest," shares Petryshen. "Many of these old growth forests are in our backyard. We are only just starting to understand the complexity of these forests, but what we do know for certain is that wildlife, clean water, and our climate all need healthy and biodiverse forests to flourish.”

  • The Wycliffe walk is scheduled for Saturday, June 17th at 10 am.

  • Registrants will meet at a meet-up location at 10 am and then we will carpool/drive to the location from there.

  • Upon sign-up, we will follow up with further details and an itinerary closer to the date. 

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