Issue 27 Contents:
Camille Coray- The Creation and Continued Nurturing of the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve: The Process of Rewilding After Habitat Destruction
Torrance Coste- It’s time to let our best defence against climate change protect us
Kristy Montan- Mission’s Ill-Fated Tree Protection Bylaw
Marc Lee- The values of the forest and the value of the trees
Yvette John (P’eq sq’oyes Slha’:li’)- Coast Salish Weaving Lifestyle
Original artwork by Yvette John, Ellen Sereda and Peter Wayne Gong.
Courtesy photos: Ellen Sereda, Mike Stefiuk, Kayla Sullivan, and TJ Watt.
Cover photo: Pacific Wren, Bruce Klassen, Silverdale.
Issue 26 Contents:
Peter Wayne Gong- Orca in the Fraser River
Dr. Marvin L. Rosenau- Importance of beaver dams to Coho Salmon
Jolene Andrew- Returning to the Fire-side for the Salmon and the People
Danielle Courcelles- A Drop in the Bucket: Coastal Tailed Frogs
Angela Zimmerling- The Spawning Grounds
Original artwork by Ronnie Dean Harris, Peter Wayne Gong, Riley Charters, Jolene Andrew, Rocky LaRock, Gary Haggquist, and Leanne Hodges.
Courtesy photos: Mike Stefiuk
Cover photo: Female Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in spawning coloration, by Sharron Palmer-Hunt.
Issue 25 Contents:
Lina Azeez, Watershed Watch Salmon Society- Connected Waters, Connected people: Flood control that works for people and fish.
Tracy Lyster, CAUSS- The heavy economic and environmental footprint of Silverdale sprawl.
Vanessa Isnardy & Erin Patrick- WildSafeBC: How to be a leader on the path to coexisting with wildlife.
Rebecca McMurray – The rare and amazing Pacific water shrew.
Sasha Tuttle, UFV Wildlife Protection Club- Lessons about Climate Change amongst the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Christina Toth, Fraser Valley Illegal Dumping Alliance- A community movement to keep nature clean. Original artwork by Leanne Hodges, Carrielynn Victor and Peter Gong.
Courtesy photos: Rick Skerry, Christina Toth and Lisa Reid.
Cover photo: Black bear, Bruce Klassen, Silverdale.
Issue 24 Contents: Taylor Buckman & Elia Pym- Climate Action Now! Jon Blais, Fraser Valley Conservancy – Our Cedars are Dying and We Need to Listen. Siyamiyateliot Elizabeth Phillips & Lolehawk Laura Buker- Looking Out for the River, the People, and the Salmon. Tracy Lyster, CAUSS- Sprawl report: How protecting and enhancing our forests can save us all. Dr.Eoin Finn- “Clean LNG” is a myth, a bridge to climate nowhere and a dangerous fossil fuel. Original artwork and poetry by Angela Zimmerling, Vinny Ferrario, Una-Ann, Betty Joe & Peter Gong. Courtesy photos: Rick Skerry, Gary Haggquist, & Peter McCartney, Wilderness Committee. Cover photo: Cooper’s hawk, Bruce Klassen, Silverdale.
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.