CVLCF – Funded Projects 2018

Columbia Lake Ecosystem Monitoring and Education

$11,000 to the Columbia Lake Stewardship Society to improve knowledge of water resources and steps that can be taken to protect them.

Columbia Valley Farmland Advantage Stewardship Project

$17,985 to the Windermere District Farmers Institute to enhance the region’s ecology by rewarding contracted farmers to take extraordinary stewardship action to conserve and enhance important riparian areas on their farms.

Invasive Plant Control of Leafy Spurge

$6,500 to the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council to decrease the infestation levels of Leafy Spurge in the Upper Columbia Valley.

Kootenay Community Bat Project

$10,000 to the Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources Society to promote and conserve the variety of bat species and their associated habitats that exist in the Upper Columbia Valley.

Kinsmen Beach - Invermere, BC

Lake Windermere Community‐Based Water Monitoring Project

$12,870 to the Lake Windermere Ambassadors Society to undertake water quality monitoring and community water stewardship education.

Luxor Linkage Resiliency and Forest Restoration Project

$32,000 to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to restore at least 13 hectares of Rocky Mountain Douglas‐fir forest to dry open forest structure in this Conservation Area that provides important habitat for wildlife and serves as a linkage corridor used by species migrating between the Purcells and Kootenay National Park.

Wrapping up the Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey

$8,000 to Wildsight Golden to collect baseline inventory bird data utilizing citizen‐scientists to use for application of an Important Bird Area (IBA) status for the Columbia Wetlands.