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Upcoming and Recent Events


Wildlife Use of Trails and Tracks in the South Chilcotin Mountains

Dr. Robin Naidoo, Lead Scientist, World Wildlife Fund, Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia

Held: Friday, April 5th, 7-8:30 PM, Lillooet REC Centre
Updated from his 2019 presentation. More stunning photographs, taken from ~ 70 trail cameras operating throughout the year from 2018 - present. Learn about the ongoing project, the impacts of Covid, wildfires and humans on wildlife in the upper Bridge River Valley.
Entrance by donation. Everyone welcome! Poster

Christmas Bird Count (24th Annual)

Held: Tuesday, December 26, 2023 Lillooet.
Summary of

White Nose Syndrome

Key messages from the BC Community Bat Project regarding recent detection of Pd in BC.

Annual General Meeting 2024

When:  Sunday, February 11, 2024  4pm-5:30pm

Where: at the Hub.

Tea/coffee and snacks provided Email lillooetns @

2024 Membership Form (PDF)

Promoting the enjoyment and understanding of nature for naturalists and the public.
Hiking Guide
Canyon to Alpine

Lillooet Hiking Guide Second Edition

The Lillooet Hiking Guide Second Edition is now available for purchase. It covers 32 day hikes that take you from the arid interior drylands of the Fraser Canyon to the high alpine. The revised and expanded second edition includes:

  • trail and access information with 12 new hikes

  • route maps and topographical information

  • over 100 new colour photos showcasing each hike

  • expanded natural history section

Out of town orders:


Book Review by Lynette Grants for BC Nature

-Lost and Found Lake - named because we were in search of it for a day.JPG
Recent Events
​Lillooet and Area BioBlitz

Held June 3-5, 2022

BioBlitz Summary (PDF)

A BioBlitz is a citizen-science initiative, where people look to identify as many species as possible within a set time frame and over a given area. 


BioBlitz’s are a fun way for people, whether they are naturalists, scientists or curious members of the public, to connect to their environment while generating useful data for science and conservation.

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See Photos in the Photo Album


Bluebird Trail Outing

On May 14th a group of 9 Lillooet Naturalists took a spring outing to Diamond S Ranch to check the bluebird nest boxes.

The elevation gain took us back in time to early blossoming of Saskatoon bushes and balsam root. We split up into 3 groups and checked the contents of the nest boxes, working from each end of the ranch. Early nest building is underway by mountain bluebirds but few have laid eggs yet.

We walked to the ponds on the Milk Ranch road and added cinnamon teal, killdeer, shoveler, yellow rump warbler, meadow lark, Wilson’s snipe, Northern harrier, tree swallows and more, for a total of 36 bird species observed during the day.

The plant Spring Beauty, of cultural importance to Indigenous peoples, was in bloom, covering the ground like snow in some areas.

View images in the Photo Album

A link to the bluebird video made by Lillooet Wild. 

Letters and Reports
Christmas Bird Count 2021

Held: Sunday, December 26th, 2021 AM/PM. Sharp-shinned hawk image courtesy of Ian Routley.

Summary of Data


March 4, 2021 Letter to Jackie.Tegart.MLA  and Letter to George Heyman, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy RE: Managing Increased Camping and Backcountry Use Through Increased Funding for Rec Sites and Park


Annual General Meeting Minutes


LILLOOET NATURALIST SOCIETY REPORT: 15 SEPTEMBER 2020 - Outreach Trailer Upgrades 2020

Featured Articles


A Dedicated Volunteer: Bob Deadman Building Bluebird Boxes

Identifying Finches

BC Nature AGM and conference at Lillooet, BC

Canyon to Alpine

May 4 – 6, 2017

REPORT to BC Nature and funders (PDF)
Summary of Evaluations including comments (PDF)
LRISS Logo.jpg

Read the monthly articles from the Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society.

Salmon in the Canyon - FraserFEST

Held: August/September

Where: Cayoosh Creek Campground

Come celebrate the greatest salmon spawning river in the world. 


Games & activities, information booths, Farmers Market, local artist booths, locally grown and harvested food prepared in Lillooet, music by local performers and featureing Rachelle van Zanten from the Cariboo. Bring your own plate, cutlery and cup for supper.


Sponsored by Cayoose Creek St'at'imc and Lillooet Naturalist Society. 


​Bat Condominium


A bat condominium went up on January 26, 2018 at the Lower Spawning Channel, Lillooet BC. Now we wait for the spring and the bats!


Doug Grossler – pole and platform

Sheldon Andrew – concrete and placing pole

Scott Bodaly – master carpenter

John Redan – crew

Kim North – Splitrock site supervisor and rock crew

Vivian BJ – mad conductor and rock crew

Professional consultation and design – Dr. Cori Lausen

Cost of basic condo material paid by ‘Got Bats?’, other materials and time donated

Mascot dog – ‘Mylu’

Pole in Concrete

Pole in Concrete

Condo Core

Condo Core

Rocks and Sand into Core

Rocks and Sand into Core

Connecting Chambers

Connecting Chambers

Condo Roof

Condo Roof

Condo Roofing

Condo Roofing

Condo Crew

Condo Crew

Finale with cupola

Finale with cupola

Friends of Lillooet Riversheds - Upcoming Events

LILLOOET NATURALIST SOCIETY and CAYOOSE CREEK BAND invite you to join us for exciting and hands-on events.

Open to everyone - adults, families and youth. Free Events.

Check out posters around town ...... Hope to see you there!

Funding through Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Agriculture Investment Program, Fraser Salmon & Watershed Program, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, YWCA Vancouver, Province of BC.

The song "This Mighty River" was written especially for the Salmon in the Canyon Festival 2011 by Erdman Tuemp and sung by Halyna Smolarczuk.

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