Conservation Ambassador Training

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

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.

CAT 1: PLANT & INSECT RESOURCES

Thank you to our funders who supported this project: