Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund Call for Proposals now open!

The Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) and Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) are seeking proposals for projects that will benefit conservation in the area from Spillimacheen to Canal Flats utilizing the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund (CVLCF). To apply for funding click here.  Please review the Terms of Reference paying particular attention to Section 8 – Fund Design and then apply using the application form provided.

CVLCF funding is available for conservation projects that result in the reduction to a known threat to biodiversity. Projects that are technically sound and effective, and provide value for money through partnerships with other funders will have priority. Proponents must be a registered not-for-profit organization, First Nations band, or local government. Unqualified groups or organizations may partner with a qualified organization. Multi-year projects are acceptable to a maximum three years.  A Technical Review Committee will review project proposals and make recommendations to the RDEK for final funding approval.

Closing dates for project submissions is 4:30pm October 31, 2013. Projects specific to land acquisition and/or conservation covenants may be submitted at any time during the year.

Project proposals must be submitted in writing and delivered by mail or email to:


Dave Hillary                                                        

Program Manager

Kootenay Conservation Program          

P.O. Box 2767

Invermere, BC V0A 1K0


Phone: 250-688-1508