2019 KCP Fall Gathering in Invermere

The KCP Fall Gathering field tour at the Nature Trust of BC Columbia River Wetlands – Edgewater property on October 5. Photo by Pat Morrow

The 2019 KCP Fall Gathering was held in Invermere on October 4 & 5, and had over 60 people from 30+ organizations attend!

The organizing theme for the 2019 Fall Gathering was “Biodiversity Hotspots in the Kootenays”, and the conference and field tour focused on exploring these hotspots, what makes them so special, and conservation efforts to protect them.

The KCP Fall Gathering & AGM serves as one of the primary vehicles to connect and re-connect KCP partners from across the region. We thank everyone who attended for helping make the 2019 Fall Gathering an outstanding success!

We are also extremely grateful to our funders who support this event and our program: Columbia Basin Trust, Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, The Nature Trust of BC, and Nature Conservancy of Canada.

And a huge thank you to this year’s event sponsors:


DAY 1: 2019 KCP FALL GATHERING – COPPER POINT RESORT, INVERMERE

KCP Program Manager Juliet Craig. Photo by Pat Morrow

Shuswap Band Councillor Mark Thomas

Shuswap Band Language and Cultural Advisor Mike Archie (left) with Shuswap Band Councillor Mark Thomas. Photo by Pat Morrow

KCP Stewardship Coordinator Marcy Mahr presenting panelists at the KCP Fall Gathering conference at Copper Point Resort. Photo by Pat Morrow

The KCP Fall Gathering conference at Copper Point Resort. Photo by Pat Morrow

The KCP Fall Gathering conference at Copper Point Resort. Photo by Pat Morrow

Akisqnuk Chief Alfred Joseph at the KCP Fall Gathering. Photo by Pat Morrow


DAY 2: 2019 KCP FALL GATHERING – FIELD TOUR 

KCP Field Tour visits the Nature Trust of BC Columbia River Wetlands – Edgewater property. Photo by Pat Morrow

KCP Field Tour visits the Nature Trust of BC Columbia River Wetlands – Edgewater property. Photo by Pat Morrow

KCP Field Tour visits the Nature Trust of BC Columbia River Wetlands – Edgewater property. Photo by Pat Morrow

Chris Bosman, Kootenay Conservation Land Manager for the Nature Trust of BC (far right), at the Nature Trust of BC Columbia River Wetlands – Edgewater property. Photo by Pat Morrow

KCP Field Tour visits the Nature Trust of BC Columbia River Wetlands – Edgewater property. Photo by Pat Morrow

Nature Trust of BC (far right), at the Nature Trust of BC Columbia River Wetlands – Edgewater property. Photo by Pat Morrow

KCP Fall Gathering Field Tour at the Brisco wetlands. Photo by Pat Morrow

Suzanne Bayley, president of the Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners, at the Brisco wetlands. Photo by Pat Morrow