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.

East Kootenay – May 11

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.

West Kootenay – May 2

The West Kootenay Spring Field Tour took place on Tuesday, May 2, 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.