Tax Incentives

Photo by Dave Hillary

Tax Incentives

Photo by Dave Hillary

Receive tax benefits by donating land to a qualified recipient.

Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program provides a way for Canadians with ecologically sensitive land to protect nature and leave a legacy for future generations. Made possible by the terms of the Income Tax Act of Canada, it offers significant tax benefits to landowners who donate land or a partial interest in land to a qualified recipient.

Ecological Gifts Program

Government of Canada

Report Aquatic Invasive Species in the Columbia Shuswap

Aquatic Invasives

KCP Stewardship - Zebra quagga mussels-csiss

Protect waters from aquatic invasive species and learn to control them.

Protect our waters from aquatic invasive species. Learn more about how to control them on your property and how to Clean, Drain and Dry all watercraft and equipment. Report using a smartphone app or online form: www.reportinvasives.ca

Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society

Robyn Hooper
1-855-785-9333
info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org

Additional Resources

This video provides an overview of the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society.

Report Aquatic Invasive Species in the Central Kootenays

KCP Stewardship - Bullfrog - John Kirby

Aquatic Invasives

KCP Stewardship - Bullfrog - John Kirby

Report bullfrogs and learn to control aquatic invasive species.

Protect our waters from aquatic invasive species. Learn more about how to control them on your property and how to Clean, Drain and Dry all watercraft and equipment. Report using a smartphone app or online form: www.reportinvasives.ca

Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society

1-844-352-1160
info@ckiss.ca

Additional Resources

This short video provides an overview of the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society.

CKISS Brochure - Protect the Kootenays from Aquatic Invaders
CKISS Brochure - Protect the Kootenays from Aquatic Invaders

Report Terrestrial Invasive Species in the Central Kootenays

Terrestrial Invasives

KCP stewardship - Manage Invasives - Field Scabious
Photo by NWIPC

Report and learn to control terrestrial invasive species.

Help prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals. Learn more about how to control them on our property, and receive support for treatment. Report using a smartphone app or online form: www.reportinvasives.ca

Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society

1-844-352-1160
info@ckiss.ca

Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society

Additional Resources

This short video provides an overview of the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society.

CKISS Brochure - Protect the Kootenays from Terrestrial Invaders
CKISS Brochure - Protect the Kootenays from Terrestrial Invaders

Report Aquatic Invasive Species in the East Kootenay

KCP Stewardship - Bullfrog - John Kirby

Aquatic Invasives

KCP Stewardship - Bullfrog - John Kirby

How do I protect waters from aquatic invasive species and learn to control them?

Protect our waters from aquatic invasive species. Learn more about how to control them on your property and how to Clean, Drain and Dry all watercraft and equipment. Report using a smartphone app or online form: reportinvasives.ca

East Kootenay Invasive Species Council

1-888-553-5472
info@ekisc.com

KCP Stewardship Toolkit

Additional Resources

Watch this short video for an excellent overview of the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council.

Manage Invasives in the RDEK

Neighbourhood Invasive Plant Program

Blueweed plant - Juliet Craig

Receive guidance and support to manage invasives on your land.

The Neighbourhood Invasive Plant Program provides landowners with the guidance, resources and in some cases financial support to manage priority invasive plants on private lands.

Regional District of East Kootenay

250-489-2791
nipp@rdek.bc.ca

Regional District of East Kootenay

Beavers & Wetlands

Beavers & Wetlands

KCP Stewardship - Beavers & Wetlands

Learn to live in harmony with beavers to promote wetland health.

The Elk River Alliance (ERA) is a community-based water group dedicated to connecting people to the Elk River watershed keeping it drinkable, fishable and swimmable for future generations. The ERA works with the community to learn to live with beavers and reap all the benefits of having them in our watershed

Elk River Alliance

info@elkriveralliance.ca

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat Trout

Help identify Cutthroat Trout habitat for restoration purposes.

The Elk River Alliance (ERA) is a community-based water group dedicated to connecting people to the Elk River watershed keeping it drinkable, fishable and swimmable for future generations. ERA engages the community in order to increase local community awareness, engagement and knowledge about Cutthroat Trout health, habitat and threats to the population.

Elk River Alliance

info@elkriveralliance.ca

Monitor Water Quality

Water Quality

KCP Stewardship - Water Quality

Learn how to monitor your local streams for watershed health.

Healthy tributaries contribute to the health of the Elk River watershed. Elk River Alliance staff, board members and Streamkeepers volunteers have been monitoring water quality in the watershed since 2011. Monitoring currently occurs at two locations: Lizard Creek (west of Fernie) and Alexander Creek (a tributary of Michel Creek, east of Sparwood).

Elk River Alliance

info@elkriveralliance.ca

Monitor Water Quality in Columbia Lake

Water Quality in Columbia Lake

KCP Stewardship - water quality monitoring

Monitor water quality and quantity in Columbia Lake to promote stewardship of this precious water body.

The Columbia Lake Stewardship Society (CLSS) mission is to act as stewards in preserving the ecological health of Columbia Lake. Our vision is that by conducting water quality and quantity measurements, recording data, disseminating information and our reports, we will communicate with and encourage others to join in our mission to preserve Columbia Lake’s pristine water resources and natural environment.

Columbia Lake Stewardship Society

columbialakess@shaw.ca

Additional Resources

This video provides an overview of the Columbia Lake Stewardship Society.