Entries by Sierra Club

At Home in the Wild

by Ana Simeon The other day, in breaking ground for new vegetable beds in the backyard, I found an empty wasps’ nest – a delicate honeycomb of hexagonal chambers. And just this morning on the porch steps, there was an owl pellet with a mouse tail in it. Mice are at home around here, nibbling […]

More Muskeg: The Taiga Plains

The Taiga Plains is an ecoprovince that extends into the northeast corner of B.C., forming part of the traditional territories of Dene-thah, Dunne-za, Kaska Dene, and Sekani First Nations. It is a small portion of a larger ecozone of low-lying plains centred on the Mackenzie River.

SLIP AND SLIDE: Blue-grey Taildropper Slug

Slugs are among the most marvelous critters out there. Now, for the gardeners out there, who are thinking “That’s sacrilege!” hold off on your slug-judgement. Learning about the ecological benefits of slugs like the Blue-grey Taildropper will shine a new light on all things sluggy, and how to keep them off your lettuce. The Blue-grey […]

As B.C. burns, realities of climate change hit home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As B.C. burns, realities of climate change hit home Forests, water, salmon all in crisis  Jul 06, 2015   VICTORIA—As apocalyptic images of fires across the province and an ash haze over the lower mainland dominate the news, climate change is the common denominator of a number of growing crises in British […]

Check out the video from YELP’s Pull Together concert!

Sierra Club BC’s Youth Environmental Leadership Program (YELP) hosted a night of music, community building, and solidarity on Saturday, May 30 in Victoria. The event was a triumph, selling over 120 tickets and raising over $3000 for First Nations in court against Enbridge. A huge thank you to Dustin Trudeau for the amazing video! YELP will […]

Species Specific: Cloudberry

Across B.C., and much of the temperate world, berries are a surefire signal of summer. In the Taiga Plains, where summer is short and relatively cool, ripe cloudberries make it a special time. What, you may ask, is a cloudberry? The cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus) is a relative of the raspberry and salmonberry that grows in low-lying […]

Credibility Crisis: Major Flaws Threaten Credibility of NEB Assessment of Kinder Morgan

The National Energy Board (NEB) has been widely criticized in its review of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion proposal for failures in process, for limiting participation, and for a lack of accountability and fairness. In this report, we detail the deficiencies in the process to date that are giving rise to public criticism and dissatisfaction, and causing some intervenors to withdraw.