Local Government Forum

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first KCP Local Government Forum!

Local government elected officials and staff gathered in Creston on March 13, 2019 for the first KCP Local Government Forum. KCP Photo

People in the Kootenays value fish and wildlife and their habitats, clean water and aquatic systems, and open spaces like grasslands. Local governments play a key role in protecting these values.

On March 13th, 2019 in Creston, Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) delivered a forum for local government elected officials and staff on tools for conservation in the Kootenays. This forum showcased examples of how local governments have successfully integrated conservation into their activities as well as explore local tools, resources, and needs of local government in the Kootenays.

View the Forum Agenda

Scroll down to see the full list of video recordings of the Local Government Forum speakers.  

Below are PDFs of the Local Government Forum presentations:

  1. Juliet Craig, KCP – Setting the Stage: The  Importance of Private  Land Conservation
  2. Deb Curran, University of  Victoria – Development Permit  Areas, OCP’s and  Bylaws: How to Best  Utilize these Tools for  Conservation
  3. Scott Boswell, Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program – Creating a Multi-Jurisdictional Wildlife and Landscape Corridor
  4. Dr. Michael Proctor,  Trans-Border Grizzly  Project – Kootenay Connect: Key Landscape Part 1/Part 2
  5. Juliet Craig, KCP – Local Conservation Funds: Successes & Opportunities

The goal of this Forum was to identify specific tools/resources required by local governments of the Kootenays to integrate conservation principles into planning. The workshop showcased examples of voluntary and regulatory tools that have been used in B.C. to promote conservation in local government activities.

KCP Chair Derek Petersen (left), Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski (centre) and KCP Program Manager Juliet Craig at the KCP Local Government Forum in Creston on March 13. KCP Photo