Gertrude developed a love for nature at an early age. Raised in Victoria, she began painting scenes in clamshells when she was just six-years-old. Her artistic talent eventually led to a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of … Read More “Gertrude Pacific: Artist and Forest Activist”
The Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) is a small seabird that nests in mossy platforms on large branches of old-growth trees. The murrelet is listed as Threatened under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). Its nests and eggs are … Read More “Old Growth Forest & Marbled Murrelet Habitat Protected”
A bogus petition calling on the BC Minister of Environment to remove lands from the Tetrahedron Provincial Park and enable further development of Chapman Lake is circulating in our community. This request is an unfounded, misleading non-starter.
Diversification of drinking water sources, protection of source area ecosystems, and environmental flows are crucial for the long term sustainability of the local drinking water system.
The Sunshine Coast is experiencing drought. Again. Lawns are brown, farms are suffering, streams … Read More “Drought and Drinking Water”
On August 9, 2021 the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Climate Change 2021 Physical Science Basis report. The report describes unprecedented changes in the Earth’s climate for hundreds of thousands of years, across the … Read More “IPCC Declares Climate Change ‘Code Red’”
While I was busy trying to stay cool one afternoon in early July, I received an email from an acquaintance with a query about a strong stink at the beach, and finding many dead crabs while there with her grandchildren. … Read More “Musings of a Naturalist”