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Wolverines, grizzlies, rare river frogs, rubber boas, eagles, crows and every other critter in between. Heck, we’ve even written about the Sasquatch.

Not so long ago it was home to one of the most astounding fish populations in North America. Since 2014, however, the once mighty Gerrard struggles to reach five pounds. How is that possible you ask? As our intrepid journalist discovers, the answers are not so easy to catch.

Once a seemingly distant siren threatening tomorrow’s generations, the age of extinction is upon us, with worldwide evidence of wildlife gone forever. KMC’s Emily Nilsen reflects upon the fate of North America’s South Selkirk caribou herd and the meaning of their disappearance.

An open-pit mine threatens 151 kilometres of salmon-bearing streams in Alaska. The film Fish First documents what’s at stake.

A ferocious carnivore and old-growth forager, the fisher was nearly wiped out. But in Washington State, this delightfully wicked weasel is returning.

Amid concerns over the endangerment of species, spaces, and cowboy culture itself, the American Prairie Reserve project could succeed in protecting the contiguous United State’s largest nature reserve. All it will take is $500 million and a passion for progress, each victory measured in blades of wild grass.

Doris Hausleitner is a scientist, consultant and Selkirk College ecology instructor who’s helping us learn more about the fascinating world of wolverines. 

Given a choice of any beverage, most black bears and grizzlies would probably not stuff their snouts into a vat of gin. But in Fernie, British Columbia, a company has distilled a drink with Ursidae in mind.

Following an era of over-recreation and lakeside development, Dave Quinn reflects on the frozen memories of fishing burbot, and a strange future that followed.

Determined to dine only on what the sea and forest provide, four cyclists push into the Haida Gwaii bush, foodless.

An emergency public meeting has been called in an effort to save Nelson’s Cottonwood Slopes from logging.

An emergency public meeting has been called in an effort to save Nelson’s Cottonwood Slopes from logging.

Washington state curbs development of Atlantic salmon farms but British Columbia continues to play along in the face of First Nations defiance. This is why.

From Mushrooms to Huckleberries, the unmonitored harvesting of non-timber forest products for commercial purposes is a new challenge facing lawmakers.

With a deadly disease creeping westward, scientists and government are throwing a lifeline to the bats of Glacier National Park and beyond.

We live in a country that was built upon the fur trade. And even though it no longer retains the same commercial importance, it’s still…

Back when Fernie, British Columbia, lay beneath a shallow sea, giant carnivorous squid were amongst the prehistoric killers. One of them never left. Some things…

Fifteen years ago, dachshunds and biologists teamed up to save Haida Gwaii from invasive species. This is what happens when wiener dogs attack. Liberal hunting…

Vancouver’s urban dwellers find a way to access fresh seafood for free, and barely out of the downtown core. Andrew Stegemann describes how to stand…

Two National Geographic photographers and marine biologists are trying to get the Salish Sea, which includes the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound and the Strait of…

By Mitchell Scott From afar it looks like a log with a motor on it. Like a kid has stolen his dad’s outboard and mounted…