Conservation Ambassador Training

Using KCP’s Stewardship Solutions Toolkit as a jumping-off point, the Conservation Ambassador Training interactive workshops encourage peer-learning for stewardship practitioners in the Kootenays.

2022 Conservation Ambassador Training Spring Tune-Up

We’re entering spring, which means planning landowner outreach, field work, or other promotions of stewardship. What we've heard from you and other KCP partners who are out in the field or visiting someone's property is that you see many things beyond the initial purpose of your visit, and you'd like to learn some tips from other practitioners to better recognize stewardship opportunities for landowners.

This is why KCP offered the Conservation Ambassador Training last year for practitioners to learn more about native plants and pollinators, bird nesting and roosting habitat, and water and healthy wetland/riparian habitats, as well as what to look for, how to open up a conversation with a landowner on these topics, and tips for providing more holistic advice. The modules are based on our Stewardship Solutions Toolkit.

This May, KCP is offering a Conservation Ambassador Training Spring Tune-Up to encourage past participants to revisit the three course modules and new participants to take advantage of this free professional development opportunity. Those who attend the full training will receive a beautiful Kootenay Conservation Ambassador certificate.


Questions? Contact Stewardship Manager Marcy Mahr:

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2021 Conservation Ambassador Training

KCP's Conservation Ambassador Training was a 3-part series held in May and June 2021 that focused on the practical side of land and water stewardship by providing advice on how to spot opportunities (i.e., a search image) and open up a conversation with landowners and land managers about key stewardship topics and solutions.

Each training module was an interactive and engaging workshop with expert presenters who shared relevant information, case studies of Best Management Practices and innovative techniques to help fellow practitioners become more knowledgeable when they are out doing their work.

More than 40 participants learned more about native plants and pollinators, bird nesting habitat, and healthy riparian and wetlands areas in order to know what to look for, how to open up a conversation with a landowner on these topics, and tips for providing more holistic advice.

Each module was 1.5 hours consisting of presentations, group discussion and learning (Q&A style), and breakout groups for participants to reflect and share in small groups what they learned and how the new information will inform their work.

*Resources related to the three training modules are listed below*


Thank you to our funders who supported this project: