Each spring, KCP conducts Spring Tours of conservation areas in the East and West Kootenays.
2018 KCP West Kootenay Spring Tour
May 3, Balfour
Join us for a tour discussing stewardship solutions on private land and a collaborative approach to landowner outreach in the Balfour Area on Thursday, May 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. Our visits will include a shoreline walk to talk about impacts and how Landowners can help mitigate them, heron rockery, osprey nesting site and a bat colony.
2018 KCP East Kootenay Spring Tour
June 7, Fernie
Join us for a tour discussing stewardship solutions on private land and a collaborative approach to landowner outreach in the Fernie area on Thursday, June 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Please register by emailing KCP Stewardship Coordinator Adrienne Shaw at email@example.com.
2017 Spring Tours
In May 2017, KCP hosted full-day East and West Kootenay Stewardship Committee meetings that included a morning business meeting and catered lunch for committee members, followed by local field tours in the afternoon — the afternoon field tours were open to all KCP partners.
Participants in both the east and west were extremely engaged and shared many ideas around promoting conservation and restoration, and KCP’s collaborative role in the region. Most valuable, perhaps, was the opportunity for partners to learn firsthand about each other’s projects and activities, with many synergies identified, ultimately promoting increased cooperation and effectiveness in each region.
Landowner Outreach Training, Conservation Neighbourhoods, Stewardship and Professional Development were some of the main topics covered and we thank everyone who attended for their valuable input, which will help guide KCP’s long-term strategic direction.
West Kootenay – May 2nd
The West Kootenay Spring Field Tour took place on Tuesday, May 2nd, with the West Kootenay Stewardship Committee meeting occurring in the morning at the Lardeau Valley Community Hall and the afternoon field tour travelling to different locations in the surrounding area, including the Halleran Wetlands, the Meadow Creek South Conservation Property and Lot 570. Click here for the full tour agenda complete with a map and details on each of the presentations.
East Kootenay – May 11th
The East Kootenay Spring Field Tour happened on Thursday, May 11th, with the East Kootenay Stewardship Committee meeting taking place in the morning at the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Hall and the afternoon field tour travelling to the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Luxor Linkage Conservation Area in Edgewater and the Columbia Wetlands in Brisco. Click here for the full tour agenda including details on each of the presentations.