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 […]

British Columbia Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

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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
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. […]

East Kootenay Wildlife Association

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Conservation Neighbourhood Columbia ValleyElk ValleyGoldenSouth CountryUpper Kootenay River Valley
Focuses Ecosystem Restoration/EnhancementLand ConservationPolicy/RegulationWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District CSRDRDEK
Group Types Fish and Wildlife Association

Our Mission:

To ensure long term management of East Kootenay fish, wildlife and outdoor resources.
To arouse a respect and recognition of all residents for fish, wildlife and outdoor resources.
To obtain and maintain public access to forest and recreational areas.
To co-operate with other clubs with the same objectives in order to prevent land, water, and air pollution.
To encourage firearms shooting in our community with a view towards improved marksmanship and safe firearms handling.
To promote appreciation of sportsmanship in the light of fish and wildlife regulations and promote the concept of fair chase.

Our Vision:

The East Kootenay Wildlife Association (EKWA) supports East Kootenay Fish, Wildlife and Outdoor Resources. The EKWA was formed so that locals would have a say in decisions made about land […]

Environment and Climate Change Canada – Canadian Wildlife Service

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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 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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Conservation Neighbourhood Columbia ValleyCreston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeElk ValleyGoldenKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmLower ArrowLower Columbia RiverSlocan ValleySouth CountrySouth Selkirks-SalmoUpper ArrowUpper Kootenay River Valley
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 […]

Kootenay Livestock Association

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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 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 […]

Grassland Conservation Council of B.C.

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Conservation Neighbourhood Columbia ValleyElk ValleyGoldenSouth CountryUpper Kootenay River Valley
Focuses Education/OutreachInventoryLand ConservationLand ManagementMapping
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB
Group Types Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission:

The Grasslands Conservation Council of British Columbia’s (GCC) mission is to:
• foster greater understanding and appreciation for the ecological, social, economic and cultural importance of the grasslands throughout BC
• promote stewardship and sustainable management practices that will ensure the long-term health of BC’s grasslands
• promote the conservation of representative grassland ecosystems, species at risk and their habitats

Our Vision:

Working collaboratively to build a better understanding of the value of the province’s grasslands and to provide methods and tools to better care for them. We pursue a vision of healthy and life-sustaining grasslands in BC for current and future generations.

The GCC is dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of the rare and beautiful grasslands of our province. Their mandate is to:
• increase awareness and appreciation for BC’s rare and […]

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. […]

Trans-border Grizzly Bear 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 Land ConservationLandscape ConnectivityResearchWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB
Group Types Project (Not Organization)

Our Mission:

To carry out scientific research related to the conservation problems and solutions of the small fragmented grizzly bear population units in southeast B.C. Also to develop and implement conservation management plans derived from our science-based approach.

Our Vision:

To recover and reconnect small fragmented grizzly bear populations in southeastern BC

We carry out scientific research about both the conservation issues and their solutions related to fragmented grizzly bear populations in southeast BC. We publish our results in the peer-reviewed scientific […]

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

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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 ConservationLandscape ConnectivityResearchWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEK

Our Mission:

Connecting and protecting habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive.

Our Vision:

An interconnected system of wild lands and waters stretching from Yellowstone to Yukon, harmonizing the needs of people with those of nature.

The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is a joint Canada-U.S. not-for-profit organization that connects and protects habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive. We are […]

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