As devastating wildfires spread through B.C.’s interior, skawilx (Sarah Alexis) says there’s a parallel crisis that demands attention and action — droughts.Continue reading Drastic droughts on the horizon, if syilx laws not upheld
Closely observing and responding to weather fluctuations has always been key to a grower’s success, however the recent extreme heat in early July is forcing farmers to rethink plans for future resiliency.
“This heat dome was the first time where I actually felt, holy crap, here it comes. We’ve been talking about it, we’ve been hearing the impact of the droughts in some of our southern neighbours. We’re going to have to get a lot stronger about how we’re doing things and how we’re supporting each other as community members and how we can support the food producers,” said Tamara McPhail.Continue reading How island growers are adapting to the dry summer heat
By Peter Anderson
Extreme drought tests our assumptions about a predictable future and now that the well is running dry, we understand the worth of water.Continue reading The Extreme drought in California
“We’ve put out our new Facebook page and an introductory letter to the community in the Tideline. We’re really trying to get the ball going because we’ve done a lot of preliminary research and organizing behind the scenes, but now we want to get it out that we are working on this plan,” said spokesperson Ashley Zarbatany.
“We’re looking to partner with different organizations. We’re going to be reaching out to stakeholders and rights holders and we are also looking for volunteers for our data collections team.”Continue reading The launch of Cortes CPR (Climate Plan for Resilience)
Drought conditions are continuing to put salmon and fish habitat at risk in streams and rivers on Vancouver Island.Continue reading Drought conditions put fish habitat at risk