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Stewardship Organizations Are Here To Help

This column has frequently featured farmers who work with stewardship organizations. Environmental stewardship refers to protection of the environment through conservation and sustainable practices. more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:17 PM Environment

Ven D'Amour Organic – Wildlife Habitat Stewards

On the banks of the Similkameen River near Cawston, Forbidden Fruit Winery has been welcoming guests to its tasting room for ten years. more »

Oct 1, 2014 1:45 PM Environment

5 Tips for Going Green

The prospect of going green and doing so in a way that customers won’t poke holes in can be daunting. Yet, consumers are demanding it and there is no shortage of evidence to prove it. more »

Jul 10, 2014 2:04 PM Environment

Support the Bees, and They'll Support You

We’ve all heard that honey bees and native bees are in trouble in North America. There seem to be a number of factors leading to the decline of native pollinator populations of honey bee colonies. more »

Jun 10, 2014 3:57 PM Environment

Rats! This Eternal Pest has Moved to the Interior

When sailing ships brought explorers and settlers to British Columbia, they unfortunately also brought rats and mice. more »

Apr 9, 2014 12:09 PM Environment

Big Cats Pose Safety Risk for Farm Workers

Seeing a cougar is definitely on my bucket list and since British Columbia has the largest population of the big cats anywhere in North America, my chances are good. But like most people, I hope my sighting is from a safe distance. more »

Feb 13, 2014 2:04 PM Environment

Become a 'Fencing' Master & Keep Out Critters

Agricultural holdings are most often on the edges of populated regions and therefore in wildlife interface zones. more »

Dec 4, 2013 1:10 PM Environment

New Guides on how to Manage Critters

Nearly everyone has critters of some kind on their agricultural property. As the number of orchards and vineyards has grown, the populations of some wildlife species have increased. more »

Sep 26, 2013 2:31 PM Environment

Wiley Coyote visits the Farm

Coyotes are a highly adaptable species found throughout North and Central America. The word “coyote” is derived from the Aztec language and means “trickster.” more »

Jun 4, 2013 2:17 PM Environment

Orchardists Support Biodiversity

Biodiversity—we hear a lot about how important it is, but it is not easy to figure out what difference it makes and what we can do about it. more »

Apr 8, 2013 3:21 PM Environment

Tread Softly

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Stephen Boles the President of Kuzuka (www.kuzuka.com), a leading corporate sustainability services consulting firm with extensive experience in the agriculture and food and beverage sectors.

The Wild Things

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Margaret Holm Margaret Holm of OSCA, the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance located in Penticton.

Step Into the Green

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Angela Nagy is the CEO of GreenStep Solutions Inc., which delivers the Green Tourism Canada certification program.