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Wildsight hosts Backyard Old Growth Walk near Nelson

By Contributor
June 6th, 2023

Wildsight is leading walk through an old growth forest near Nelson on Sunday, June 11th beginning at 10 a.m.

The public is invited to walk in the midst of giants and 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 near Nelson 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 Nelson walk is scheduled for Sunday, June 11th at 10am
  • 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.
  • To sign up visit

Photo Caption: The photo is from the Staubert Lake Old Growth Cedar forest. — Courtesy Siobhan Williams

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