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The B.C. Wildland Ecology Centre Society

Taking care of the land is not just a theme here, it’s our guiding philosophy. Since we purchased this pristine piece of raw wilderness over twenty-five years ago, it has been our mantra to stay in harmony with the surrounding environment. While crafting our world-class eco-resort and luxury guest ranch, we've always focused first on striving to be true stewards of the land.

A black bear track - visit Siwash Lake for eco-friendly adventures in Nature amid a rare and sensitive post-wildfire habitat.At Siwash Lake, we care immensely about the environment as much as we take great care of our guests. You'll sense a delightful synergy with Nature while you are here and you’ll appreciate the peace and calm that Siwash exudes.

All whom visit this unique eco-resort are in awe at living so close to the natural world, which invigorates the mind, body and spirit in extraordinary ways. Such gifts are a privilege in today’s world, and are why everyone at Siwash sees themselves as caretakers of the land.

We take our responsibility seriously because we know that in return, the land will continue to nurture all those who visit for generations to come. For instance, over 90% of our electricity is harvested from the sun—just one initiative of many—in our efforts to operate in a highly sustainable manner.

The National Geographic Society recognized our hard work a few years ago and welcomed Siwash into the folds of Nat Geo's Unique Lodges of the World: a collection of global leaders in the realm of responsible tourism.

But Nature's lessons can be really hard sometimes, especially when a massive forest fire sweeps through. Devastated at first, by the damage to our wild paradise, we've learned to accept that the land is forever changing. The fire was a severe example of how humans have mismanaged the land. This is our opportunity for a reboot. At Siwash, in the wake of the fire, we'll bear down on conservation efforts to preserve what green remains, and focus on reforestation in the blackened areas. We'll tap the theme of renewal by interpreting fire ecology for our guests.

We have recently created the BC Wildland Ecology Centre, a not-for-profit society that will evolve and develop over time, as resources permit. We are committed to taking care of both people and the planet. Nature is our Goddess, and the wilderness our Cathedral!



B.C. Wildland Ecology Centre

British Columbia's Cariboo is rich with natural resources, indigenous culture, and history. In 2017, much of the region was struck by a severe wildfire. As such, the B.C. Wildland Ecology Centre is situated in the heart of a rare and sensitive, post-fire biome.

As an Ecotourism Social Enterprise that operates in a highly unique setting, this Society advocates for the environs and for future generations.

While remaining dedicated to sustainable and innovative processes, the B.C. Wildland Ecology Centre functions to steward the environment and preserve the past.

Its purpose is to protect, study, and showcase the sensitive eco-system created by wildfire in B.C., through conservation, education, reforestation, and responsible tourism activities.