Wildsight

Wildsight works locally, regionally and globally to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities in Canada's Columbia and Southern Rocky Mountain region, an internationally recognized keystone to conservation in western North America. Wildsight is a founding member of the Flathead Wild campaign, designed to protect the resources of the transboundary Flathead River basin. Founded in 1987, it has a full-time staff of 11 and has branches in the five major population centers of the region.

Wildsight has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2000.

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The Flathead River Valley in British Columbia with Bear Grass in foreground. Photo courtesy of Garth Lenz.

The Flathead River, in British Columbia. Photo courtesy of Garth Lenz.

Wildsight Grant history

2017

$60,000 - To protect wildlife and fish species in the Canadian portion of the Transboundary Flathead River watershed. Place-based conservation

2016

$3,400 - To participate in the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at the University of Washington. Conservation capacity

2015

$120,000 - A two-year grant to protect wildlife and fish species in the Canadian portion of the Transboundary Flathead River watershed. Place-based conservation

2014

$120,000 - To protect wildlife and fish species in the Canadian portion of the Transboundary Flathead River watershed. Place-based conservation

2012

$240,000 - A two year grant to protect wildlife and fish species in the Canadian portion of the Transboundary Flathead River Watershed by establishing a Southern Rockies Wildlife Management Area. Place-based conservation

2010

$70,000 - For general support to protect the Flathead River watershed in British Columbia. Place-based conservation

2009

$2,500 - To have representation at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting regarding the World Heritage Site status of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Opportunity fund

2008

$50,000 - A two-year grant to protect wildlife connectivity within the Flathead River watershed in British Columbia. Place-based conservation

2007

$25,000 - To protect wildlife connectivity within the Flathead River watershed in British Columbia. Place-based conservation

2006

$20,000 - To instill conservation as a cultural ethic in Canada's Columbia and southern Rocky Mountain region. Place-based conservation

2005

$25,000 - To build broad-based demand for full public 'consultation' about the future of coalbed methane development in British Columbia. Place-based conservation

2002

$60,000 - To support three endeavors: the Southern Rockies Wildlife Conservation Area, the Columbia Wetlands and Lake, and the David Thompson Heritage Land Campaigns. Place-based conservation

2000

$26,000 - To support capacity building tools for the organization. Conservation capacity

Wildsight Successes

Jumbo Glacier Resort in sensitive habitat hits game-changing setback

Jumbo Glacier Resort in sensitive habitat hits game-changing setback

In the Crown of the Continent, after a 24-year struggle, Glacier Resorts' certificate to build a 6,300-bed ski resort in the heart of the Purcells at Jumbo Creek Valley was deemed expired. Longtime Brainerd grantee Wildsight, supported by Ecojustice, worked tirelessly to protect this critical landscape from irresponsible development. (Photo courtesy of Wildsight.)