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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 by in The Wild Things

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 by in The Wild Things

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 by in The Wild Things

The Living with Wildlife series includes advice on living with rodents such as the Pocket gopher.

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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 by in The Wild Things

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 by in The Wild Things

Mell and Ken Thibault displaying their Wildlife Habitat Steward sign given to them by Natasha Lukey from SOS Stewardship.

Jessica Hobden, SOS Stewardship Program

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 by in The Wild Things

Northern Flicker a protected native species that may get caught in fruit netting.

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Putting out the Unwelcome Mat

Birds do it, bees to it and when spring arrives just about every living thing does it—finding a mate and a place to rear the next generation. more »

Feb 6, 2013 in The Wild Things

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Grey Invasions

Releasing two dozen Eastern grey squirrels in Stanley Park around 1914 was a nutty idea. more »

Dec 11, 2012 by in The Wild Things

Innovation as a Key Component of Sustainability

Corporate sustainability is the principle that businesses with the greatest potential for future prosperity are those that are managed with a consideration of ‘the three pillars’ more »

Nov 1, 2012 by in Tread Softly

The Magic of Our Slitheryn Friends

The cool nights of September and the time of autumn harvest is also the period when snakes begin to make their way back to winter dens. more »

Oct 19, 2012 by in The Wild Things

Tread Softly

A column by 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

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