Issue 22 Contents: Carrie Besko- Lessons from our local wildcats Tracy Lyster- Sprawl report-Mission needs a tree protection bylaw! Dr. Marvin Roseau- Heart of the Fraser being destroyed by development Dr. Claudette Bethune- Antibiotic resistance in open-net salmon farms and the threat to human health Our Routes- Rob Taylor Ann Murdoch- Interesting facts about the native trees of the Fraser Valley Original artwork by: Ronnie Dean Harris, Corinne Devi (Corinne Donnelly), Rocky LaRock. Courtesy photos: Rick Skerry, Mike Stefiuk, Nick Lanfear, Andrew Wright c/o Watershed Watch Salmon society, Dr. Marvin Roseau, Sarah Doyle. Cover photo: Bald eagle in the winter by guest photographer Rick Skerry, Mission.
Contents: Rebecca McMurray- Getting to know our local Species-at-Risk: The Western Toad
Lynn Perrin, PIPEUP- Kinder Morgan’s spawning deterrent assault on BC salmon
Robert Martens- toad
Dr. Claudette Bethune- Sea lice and treatment resistance in open-net salmon farms
Ian Stephen, WaterWealth- Chilliwack’s concerns with the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project
Carl R. Koehler- Helping our local Swallows (is simple and easy)
Ann Murdoch- Baby Animal Names
Original artwork by: Carrielynn Victor, Leanne Hodges, and Peter Wayne Gong.
Courtesy photos: Mike Stefiuk, South Coast Conservation Program, Dogwood BC, Nick Lanfear and Ian Stephen (WaterWealth).
Cover photo: Great Blue Herons, Bruce Klassen.
Contents: Rebecca McMurray- Hummingbirds in the winter?
Gordon Mohs- Mission’s unique 10,000-year-old archeological heritage
Tracy Lyster- Sprawl report: Who will protect the Stave river?
Eddie Gardner- Operation virus hunter: Fish farm violations exposed!
Michael Gildersleeve- Site C: Why should we care?
Kathryn Shaw- The owl and the fir tree
Val Pack- Getting to know our local species at risk: Snowshoe hare.
Original artwork by: Amber Silver, Peter Gong, Kathryn Shaw, Gary Haggquist, Carrielynn Victor, Kristi Bridgeman & Lisa Shepherd.
Courtesy photos: Rick Skerry, Mike Stefiuk, Gary Haggquist, Gordon Mohs, Joe Foy, Mission Museum and ACT art gallery.
Cover photo: Barred owl in a snowstorm, Bruce Klassen, Silverdale.
Contents: Yvette John- Old Growth Medicine.
Val Pack- Townsend’s Big-eared bat.
Carl R. Koehler- Why would anyone want to purchase a Bat House?
Ann Murdoch- Did you know these terms for groups of animals?
Tracy Lyster- Sprawl report: Mission’s Proposed new Official Community Plan.
Ben West- The Race for Empowering Alternatives to Kinder Morgan.
Original artwork by: Rocky LaRock and Claire Louise Stephen.
Courtesy photos: Sarah Doyle, Jenn Barret (SCBat), Charlene Aleck, Dave Burroughs.
Cover photo- Swainson’s thrush nestlings, Bruce Klaassen, Silverdale.
Dr. Jeff Mathews- A fish worth fighting for.
Eddie Gardner- Stó:lõ, Salmon, and Cedar – A Sacred Relationship.
Robert Martens- Mother cedar.
Echo Lake’s Old-Growth Forest and Eagle Roost Under Threat!
Val Pack- Getting to know our local Species at Risk- Meet Boomer!
Kat Wahamaa- Stream- trading water for gravel.
Original artwork by: Leanne Hodges, Carrielynn Victor, Kat Wahamaa and Peter Gong.
Courtesy photos: Mike Stefiuk, Doug Ransome, and the South Coast Conservation Program.
Many thanks to Gerry Powers and Pontus Lindgren.
Cover photo- Black bear, Bruce Klaassen, Silverdale.
Dr. Marvin Rosenau- Trouble on the Fraser River at Mission: In the water and on land.
Val Pack- The latest buzz… Getting to know our local species at risk-Western Bumblebee.
Lisa Shepherd- The maligned dandelion.
Neil Smith- The zero-emissions cycle ride.
Rei Joon- Organic is a human right.
Tracy Lyster- Who will decide the fate of the Fraser river?
Original artwork by: Lisa Shepherd, Peter Gong & Darrell Thorne.
Courtesy photos: Mike Stefiuk, Rich Hatfield, Rei Joon.
Cover photo- Bumblebee, Bruce Klaassen, Silverdale.
Lovena Morton, BSc.- Endangered snails in your garden
Robert Martens- Mystic Snail
Mick Webb- Bear Cub Red Alert
Karen & Kim Kamstra- Rodenticides creates a first class crisis for wildlife and pets
Lek’ hoosh Leon- Sásq’ets
Carrie Besko- A Tale of Misfit Blackbirds
Heather Richardson, MSc.- The Grand Stands of Cottonwood Trees
Artwork by: Lek’ hoosh Leon & Rocky LaRock- Sts’ailes, Carrielynn Victor- Cheam Village, and Ellen Sereda.
Courtesy photos: Mike Stefiuk, Marvin Salvail, Rick Skerry, South Coast Conservation program.
Cover photo- Lancetooth snail, Bruce Klassen, Silverdale.
Kim Sutherland- The Land that Feeds us: the Value of Farmland in the Fraser Valley.
Lynn Perrin/PIPE-UP Network- Concerns about the National Energy Board’s flawed review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion proposal.
Matt McAllister- Wild Mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest.
Eddie Gardner- Wild Salmon, Dying from Industrial harm, Climate change, and Politics.
Ken Floris- Farming on the Fraser.
Val Pack- Making Mountains out of Molehills.
(Getting to know our local species at risk)
P. Charles Ransom- The Tale of the Townsend’s Mole.
Elena Edwards- Ode to a Mighty River.
Artwork by: Brandon Gabriel- Kwantlen First Nation, Cody Lecoy, Roxanne Charles, Gary Haggquist, Don Mair, and Peter Gong.
Courtesy photos: Kim Sutherland, Hancock Wildlife Foundation.
Cover photo- Eagle and Salmon, Bruce Klassen, Silverdale.
Lovena Morton- Spring gardening tips to help local native frogs
Tracy Lyster- Creating a new vision for the Silverdale lands in Mission B.C.
Val Pack- Getting to know our local species at risk: The Western Painted turtle
Carrie Besko- Coyotes: The other dogs in our backyard
Paul Falardeau- Yelling coyote
Shelly Haggard- A walk with nature
Frank Supernault- The Medicine Wheel
Artwork by Carrielynn Victor, Tracie Stewart, and Peter Gong
Guest photographers: Rick Skerry & Mike Stefiuk
Bruce Klassen- Cover photo: Pacific Tree frog, Silverdale.