Whitebark Pine – A Key Species for Ecosystems in the South Chilcotin Mountains

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Nature is interconnected in all aspects. Ecosystems hold key species that other species highly depend on for their survival. One of those key species in the South Chilcotin Mountains is Whitebark pine – the main food source for Grizzly bears, Clark’s nutcracker and red squirrels. But being deeply connected also exposes species to threats that could imbalance the entire ecosystem. … Read More

Trails to Empowerment – A new era begins

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Fenja is one of our community partners and plays a visionary role in developing “Trails to Empowerment”. In her story, she reflects on her own journey to empowerment and how it drives her to create positive change in the world and have a lasting impact on her environment.… Read More

Mountaineers from the Ice Age

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The Wilderness Stewardship Foundation contributes to the sustainability of the Mountain Goat herds by taking and evaluating population surveys. Lisa shares experiences of her trip to Eldorado in the South Chilcotin Mountains, where she counted Mountain Goats and the importance of monitoring populations.… Read More

Invasive Plants: The Dreaded Burdock

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As wilderness stewards, we are committed to the conservation of nature in the Chilcotin Mountains. One of the ways we do that is by educating all of you about invasive plants. Now, we will tell you about burdock, how it’s a threat in the Chilcotin Mountains, but also explain some of its benefits.… Read More

Bighorn Sheep in Big Creek

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Recording the number of Bighorn Sheep in the area is vital to understanding the population, determine survival rates and assess how best we can work to conserve the species. Each wildlife sighting is recorded so we can create an accurate count of the sheep in the area.… Read More

How nature can benefit from your travels

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What people want from a holiday has changed in the last decade. Now, the opportunity to get involved with local culture and make your contribution to nature conservation is facilitated by Chilcotin Holidays. An eco-tourism holiday, in the form of a horse packing trip, is the perfect way to make a positive and enduring difference for our environment.… Read More