Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund

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Conservation Neighbourhood Columbia ValleyCreston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeElk ValleyGoldenKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmLower ArrowLower Columbia RiverSlocan ValleySouth CountrySouth Selkirks-SalmoUpper ArrowUpper Kootenay River Valley
Focuses Land ConservationLand ManagementLandscape ConnectivityWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB

Our Mission:

The Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund’s mission is to ensure the future of big game in the Kootenay region, to assist in acquiring specific land for that purpose, and to promote our hunting heritage.

Our Vision:

KWHF is a non-profit, charitable society that depends almost entirely on volunteers. We raise money to acquire good wildlife land and for the purchase of high-quality hay to feed starving animals during winter.

Conceived in 1981, the Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund has participated in the acquisition of some 30,000 acres of big game habitat for big game species and for other wildlife that […]

Kootenay Centre for Forestry Alternatives

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Focuses Climate ChangeLand ManagementPolicy/RegulationWater
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB

Our Mission:

The purposes of the Kootenay Centre or Forestry Alternatives are:

  1. To exchange and disseminate practical information and ideas concerning sustainable forestry, with individuals and organisations involved with or interested in forest-related activities in British Columbia,
  2. To promote and facilitate the exchange of information, experiences, and ideas concerning sustainable forestry among forest communities in British Columbia and other forest communities, in particular those in developing countries,
  3. To facilitate the acquisition, dissemination and application of current research and technical information about sustainable forestry relevant to forest communities, among forest workers and the public in British Columbia and other areas, particularly in developing countries.

Our Vision:

Forests are managed in a manner that: minimizes risk to forest biodiversity, guarantees long-term survival of forest ecosystems, and ensures that local communities receive the majority of any benefits from forest ecosystems.

KCFA sponsors and raises funding for projects and workshops that advance the mission of the organization. KCFA also prepares submissions to processes that potentially will result in changes to legislation […]

British Columbia Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

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Focuses Land ConservationLand ManagementLandscape ConnectivityWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB
Group Types Fish and Wildlife Association

Our Mission:

We are a community of volunteers with a passion for wild, backcountry spaces; a natural setting where solitude demands effort as well as an appreciation for the space, fish, wildlife, and experience found within.

Our Vision:

To ensure North America’s outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of our wild public lands, waters, and wildlife.

The British Columbia Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BCBHA) is a member of the North American conservation organization Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA). BCBHA is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization. […]

British Columbia Wildlife Federation

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Focuses Ecosystem Restoration/EnhancementWetland ConservationWildlife/Fish ConservationYouth Programs and Activities
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB
Group Types Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission:

The BC Wildlife Federation is a province-wide voluntary conservation organization representing all British Columbians whose aims are to protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

Our Vision:

1) To ensure the sound, long-term management of British Columbia’s fish, wildlife, park and outdoor recreational resources in the best interests of all British Columbians, and to coordinate all the voluntary agencies, societies, clubs and individuals interested in that objective, and 2) To develop and support a comprehensive educational program to make all British Columbians aware of the value of British Columbia’s fish, wildlife, park and outdoor recreational resources, and to arouse in the public conscience a recognition of, and a respect for, the place of fish, wildlife and outdoor recreation in the wise integrated use of the nation’s natural resources.

The BC Wildlife Federation is British Columbia’s largest and oldest conservation organization. Our 50,000 members are passionately committed to protecting, enhancing and promoting the wise use of the environment for […]

Environment and Climate Change Canada – Canadian Wildlife Service

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Focuses Land ConservationLand ManagementPolicy/RegulationSpecies-at-RiskWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB
Group Types Federal Government

Our Mission:

Preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment, including water, air, soil, flora and fauna; and conserve Canada’s renewable resources.

Our Vision:

Canada’s natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations.

The Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) is a branch of Environment and Climate Change Canada. Wildlife management in Canada is constitutionally a shared responsibility among the federal and provincial / territorial […]

Ducks Unlimited Canada

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Focuses Ecosystem Restoration/EnhancementLand ConservationWaterWetland ConservationWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB
Group Types Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission:

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

Our Vision:

Abundant wetlands and waterfowl – today, tomorrow and forever.

DUC is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the […]

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

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Focuses Ecosystem Restoration/EnhancementEnvironmental MonitoringLand ManagementPlanningPolicy/Regulation
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB
Group Types Provincial Government

Our Mission:

Our Vision:

Economic prosperity and environmental sustainability.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) delivers integrated natural resource management services for British Columbians. It is the main agency responsible for establishing the conditions for […]

Kootenay Lake Partnership

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Conservation Neighbourhood Creston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmSouth Selkirks-Salmo
Focuses Coordination and CommunicationEducation/OutreachEnvironmental MonitoringWaterWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District RDCK
Group Types Project (Not Organization)

Our Mission:

To develop integrated and collaborative approaches to lake management planning which will allow for a healthy and productive lake, with balanced land and water uses that support and sustain environmental, community, recreational, aboriginal, cultural, traditional and aesthetic values.

Our Vision:

The Kootenay Lake Partnership (KLP) was formed in 2010 to address the increasing growth and development pressures of people desiring to live on or near Kootenay Lake. As a result, […]

Kootenay Livestock Association

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Focuses AgricultureEcosystem Restoration/EnhancementLand ConservationLand Management
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB
Group Types Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission:

Our mission is to maintain a healthy livestock industry that provides quality meat products to consumers and is guided by strong volunteer membership, environmental stewardship, respect for stakeholders and excellent business practices.

Our Vision:

Promote, encourage, develop and protect the livestock industry in BC.
Represent the producers of livestock in all matters in which they are generally interested. Work with associations, societies and organizations having objectives similar to those of the BCCA. Work with Federal and Provincial governments to ensure the enactment of necessary legislation; the enforcement thereof and the improvement of transportation and market conditions in connection with the industry. Be proactive on livestock issues relating to the public and the government. Enhance strategic alliances within the meat industry and maintain a credible, broad-based livestock organization.

The Kootenay Livestock Association is a local association of the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association. The purpose of the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association is to promote, encourage, protect and develop the livestock industry […]

Grizzly Bear Coexistence Solutions

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Conservation Neighbourhood Creston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmLower ArrowLower Columbia RiverSlocan ValleySouth Selkirks-SalmoUpper Arrow
Focuses Education/OutreachLand ConservationPlanningWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District RDCK
Group Types Project (Not Organization)

Our Mission:

Operating with the understanding that livestock mortality or property/crop damage perpetuates intolerance to grizzly bear presence, Grizzly Bear Coexistence Solutions provides grizzly bear safety and electric fencing workshops, public outreach, and a cost share with residents on electric fencing to protect livestock and crops from bears.

Our Vision:

Grizzly Bear Coexistence Solutions (GBCS) is helping recovery efforts of grizzly bear populations in the south and west arm of Kootenay Lake by working to improve human-grizzly bear coexistence through education, collaboration, and the use of practical tools. GBCS also works to prevent grizzly bear conflicts in the North Arm, specifically in the area near Meadow Creek Spawning Channel.

Grizzly Bear Solutions is partnered with the Transborder Grizzly Bear Project and is financially supported by the Kootenay Lake Local Conservation Fund, Columbia Basin Trust and Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. […]

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