2013 CVLCF Projects Funded

NCC Thunder Hill Marion

Hoodoo Access Management Project – $17,500 to the Nature Trust of BC towards protecting and maintaining the ecological integrity of the Hoodoo conservation property through motorized access control measures such as barriers, signage and public communications.

Marion Creek Benchlands – $15,823 to the Nature Conservancy Canada towards enhancing and protecting wetland values through livestock exclusion fencing.

Neighbourhood Invasive Plant Program (NIPP) – $15,000 to the East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC) towards the increased awareness by landowners of invasive plants and supporting these landowners to address invasive plants through resources, equipment and financial support.

Strategic Invasive Plant Control of Leafy Spurge (SIPCOLS) Program – $6,500 to the East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC) towards the control of Leafy Spurge infestations in close proximity to Neighbourhood Invasive Plant Program (NIPP) clients and the Columbia Valley Wetlands.

Water Quality Monitoring and Shoreline Restoration Project – $4700 to the Lake Windermere Ambassadors Society towards collecting current data on the water quality and ecological health of Lake Windermere while upgrading a portion of the shoreline at Kinsmen Beach to provide high quality fish and wildlife habitat as per local shoreline management guidelines.

Ecological Services Project – $13,000 to the Windermere District Farmers’ Institute towards expanding a voluntary, incentive based, private land conservation program that pays landowners and farmers to maintain and enhance the natural assets that they manage. 

Lot 48 Columbia Lake – $100,000 to the Nature Conservancy of Canada towards the purchase of 127ha of high value land for conservation located south of Fairmont Hot Springs on the eastern shore of Columbia Lake.