Our land trust partners, in collaboration with KCP, have secured conservation properties in the East and West Kootenays, which are essential to the biodiversity of the Kootenay region, provide vital connectivity across the landscape, and provide important habitat.
Nature Conservancy of Canada: The acquisition of two more land parcels along the Kootenay River valley bottom means 260 hectares (637 acres) more habitat for American Badgers, Grizzly and Black Bears and a variety of ungulates.
The Nature Trust of BC: Located north of Radium Hot Springs, these conservation lands cover 423 acres (171.5 hectares) and feature outstanding habitat and connectivity for Grizzly Bears and American Badgers.
Nature Conservancy of Canada: This 106 acre property is located near Fernie, B.C. in the Elk River valley. This property provides a high ecological value wildlife corridor including linkage to existing protected areas.
Nature Conservancy of Canada: This large land acquisition (7,881 ha) grows the size of the Darkwoods Conservation Area by 14% and protects the ecological integrity of a conservation network that has national and international significance and protects habitat of wide-ranging species like grizzly bear and wolverine.
The Nature Trust of BC: This property is located near the community of Bull River, and is a large inholding within the Bull River complex of provincial and TNTBC conservation lands.
Nature Conservancy of Canada: This property, located in the Upper Columbia Valley, connects Kootenay National Park to the ecologically significant Columbia River Wildlife Management Area and secures important valley-bottom habitat.
Nature Conservancy of Canada: This 396-acre property is located southeast of Kimberley, B.C. in the Wycliffe Prairie area and provides a contiguous connection between the St. Mary River in the south and Crown land in the north, maintaining connectivity for wide-ranging mammals such as grizzly bears.