Slocan Wetlands Assessment and Monitoring Project

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Conservation Neighbourhood Slocan Valley
Focuses Citizen ScienceEcosystem Restoration/EnhancementResearchWaterWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District RDCK
Group Types Project (Not Organization)

Our Mission:

To assess, map, and monitor native wetlands in the Slocan Watershed; to prioritize resources for this work; and to share our findings in order to inform the protection and restoration activities of associated groups and governments.

Our Vision:

To see healthy, intact functioning wetlands and riparian areas providing home to diverse species and providing natural processes throughout the Slocan Valley.

The Slocan Wetlands Assessment and Monitoring Project (SWAMP) is a collaboration of three societies, Slocan Solutions Society, Slocan River Streamkeepers Society and Slocan Lake Stewardship Society, working with the BC […]

Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

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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 Citizen ScienceInventoryResearchSpecies-at-Risk
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB
Group Types Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission:

WCS safeguards wildlife and wild places in Canada through science, conservation action, and inspiring people to value nature.

Our Vision:

WCS Canada envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on Earth.

WCS Canada saves wildlife and wild places through science, action, education, and inspiration. Our scientists conduct comprehensive field studies and resolve conservation issues by working with people such as stakeholders, […]

Clear Sky Retreat Centre

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Conservation Neighbourhood South Country
Focuses Citizen ScienceEcosystem Restoration/EnhancementEducation/OutreachLeadership Development
Regional District RDEK
Group Types Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission:

Clear Sky is a centre dedicated to transformative change for all beings, through an integrated, diverse path of exploration and discovery, encompassing all facets of life.

Our Vision:

Clear Sky. A vehicle for integrating and manifesting spiritual realization.

Clear Sky Retreat Centre is a ‘Quadruple bottom line’ social enterprise: we give equal consideration to financial, environmental, social and spiritual imperatives. Our goal is to inspire and engage our […]

Castlegar and District Wildlife Association

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Conservation Neighbourhood Lower ArrowLower Columbia River
Focuses Citizen ScienceEcosystem Restoration/EnhancementEducation/OutreachLeadership Development
Regional District RDCK
Group Types Fish and Wildlife Association

Our Mission:

To protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

Our Vision:

CDWA is dedicated to the improvement of the outdoor experience for its members and the general public, promoting good sportsmanship, safety and ethics, and acting as the voice of the community on policy and management issues concerning our natural resources. CDWA endorses and encourages policies and management techniques that will ensure a harvestable surplus of fish and wildlife for the benefit of present and future generations.

The Castlegar & District Wildlife Association (CDWA) is located at the juncture of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers in the heart of the West Kootenay. The CDWA was incorporated under […]

Eastshore Freshwater Habitat Society

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Conservation Neighbourhood Kootenay Lake
Focuses Citizen ScienceEcosystem Restoration/EnhancementEducation/OutreachWaterWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District RDCK
Group Types Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission:

To strive for the protection and assist, in cooperation with ministries of wildlife, fisheries and conservation, in the remediation of all rivers, creeks, streams and lakes on the Eastshore that is a tributary to the Kootenay Lake.

Our Vision:

The Eastshore Freshwater Habitat Society focuses on the East shore of Kootenay Lake from Murphy Creek north to Drewry Point. To achieve their mission, the Eastshore Freshwater Habitat Society will […]

Columbia Lake Stewardship Society

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Conservation Neighbourhood Columbia Valley
Focuses Citizen ScienceEducation/OutreachEnvironmental MonitoringWater
Regional District RDEK
Group Types Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission:

The Columbia Lake Stewardship Society (CLSS) mission is to act as stewards in preserving the ecological health of Columbia Lake. Our vision is that by conducting water quality measurements, recording data, and circulating information and reports, we will engage others in our mission to preserve Columbia Lake’s pristine water and natural environment.

Our Vision:

The Columbia Lake Stewardship Society (CLSS) vision is that by conducting water quality and quantity measurements, recording data, and disseminating information and reports, the CLSS will communicate with and encourage others to join its mission to preserve Columbia Lake’s pristine water resources and natural environment.

In July 2013, meetings were held by concerned citizens to investigate forming a group to represent those interested in preserving the health of Columbia Lake. It was noted that several […]

Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society

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Conservation Neighbourhood Creston-PurcellsKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West Arm
Focuses Citizen ScienceEcosystem Restoration/EnhancementEducation/OutreachWaterYouth Programs and Activities
Regional District RDCK
Group Types Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission:

To improve the health and stewardship of Kootenay Lake through monitoring, habitat restoration, capacity building, and the empowerment of local communities, First Nations, and stakeholders.

Our Vision:

Kootenay Lake is a productive ecosystem supporting abundant fish and wildlife with land and water uses that support clean water and long-term sustainable communities. Residents, First Nations, and other stakeholders have a strong sense of place and engage actively in lake stewardship and governance.

Formed in 2012, Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FOKLSS) is an inclusive stewardship organization dedicated to sustaining a healthy Kootenay Lake for future generations.

The lake’s authentic nature instills a […]

Groundswell Network Society

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Conservation Neighbourhood Columbia Valley
Focuses Citizen ScienceClimate ChangeEcosystem Restoration/EnhancementEducation/OutreachEnvironmental MonitoringWildlife/Fish ConservationYouth Programs and Activities
Regional District RDEK
Group Types Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission:

To promote community sustainability through education and by the advancement of innovative projects that result in health for people, the environment and the economy.

Our Vision:

To inspire hope and action towards healthy communities.

In 2000, the Columbia Valley Botanical Gardens (CVBG) was formed and focused on the development of community and school gardens in the communities of the Upper Columbia Region. The CVBG […]

Kootenay Community Bat Project

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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 Citizen ScienceEducation/OutreachSpecies-at-RiskWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB
Group Types Project (Not Organization)

Our Mission:

To raise awareness about bats in southeastern BC and work with local residents who have bats in buildings.

Our Vision:

To promote the conservation of bats in the Kootenay region, including species-at-risk and those at risk for White Nose Syndrome.

The Kootenay Community Bat Project (KCBP) was established in 2004 to raise awareness about bats in southeastern BC and work with local residents who have bats in buildings. The KCBP […]

Kootenay Native Plant Society

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Conservation Neighbourhood Creston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmLower ArrowLower Columbia RiverSlocan ValleySouth Selkirks-SalmoUpper Arrow
Focuses Citizen ScienceEcosystem Restoration/EnhancementEducation/OutreachInvasive Species ManagementSpecies-at-Risk
Regional District RDCKRDKB
Group Types Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission:

To promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation and restoration of West Kootenay native plants and natural habitats through education, research, and on-the-ground activities.

Our Vision:

We seek to foster an understanding and appreciation of our native plants and to preserve their diversity for future generations.

The Kootenay Native Plant Society (KNPS) believes that learning about our native plants fosters an understanding, appreciation and respect for British Columbia’s biodiversity and culture. Their initiatives include: 1. The […]

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