Canadian Intermountain Joint Venture

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Conservation Neighbourhood Columbia ValleyCreston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeElk ValleyGoldenKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmLower ArrowLower Columbia RiverSlocan ValleySouth CountrySouth Selkirks-SalmoUpper ArrowUpper Kootenay River Valley
Focuses Ecosystem Restoration/EnhancementLand ConservationPlanningPolicy/Regulation
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Our Mission:

To provide regional implementation of: The North American Waterfowl Management Plan, The Canadian Shorebird Plan, Partners in Flight (Landbirds), and Canada’s Conservation Program for Seabirds and Waterbirds (Wings over Water).

Our Vision:

The Canadian Intermountain is a landscape that supports healthy populations of birds, maintains biodiversity and fosters sustainable resource use.

The Canadian Intermountain Joint Venture (CIJV) is working for the long-term benefit of the wildlife and people living in the Canadian Intermountain. The CIJV partnership provides opportunities for the efficient use of resources and expertise. The CIJV operates under the umbrella of the North American Wetland Conservation Council, which implements the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, as well as the North American Bird Conservation Initiative, which advocates bird conservation through regional partnerships. The CIJV complements, augments and facilitates existing conservation initiatives, conserving habitat for the benefit of wildlife and people.

The CIJV takes a habitat-based approach to conservation. Priority species have been identified for each of the region’s habitat types, and wildlife experts are determining the habitat requirements of these species. Partners are also developing best management practices for resource users.