Kootenay Centre for Forestry Alternatives

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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 Climate ChangeLand ManagementPolicy/RegulationWater
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB

Our Mission:

The purposes of the Kootenay Centre or Forestry Alternatives are:

  1. To exchange and disseminate practical information and ideas concerning sustainable forestry, with individuals and organisations involved with or interested in forest-related activities in British Columbia,
  2. To promote and facilitate the exchange of information, experiences, and ideas concerning sustainable forestry among forest communities in British Columbia and other forest communities, in particular those in developing countries,
  3. To facilitate the acquisition, dissemination and application of current research and technical information about sustainable forestry relevant to forest communities, among forest workers and the public in British Columbia and other areas, particularly in developing countries.

Our Vision:

Forests are managed in a manner that: minimizes risk to forest biodiversity, guarantees long-term survival of forest ecosystems, and ensures that local communities receive the majority of any benefits from forest ecosystems.

KCFA sponsors and raises funding for projects and workshops that advance the mission of the organization. KCFA also prepares submissions to processes that potentially will result in changes to legislation […]

Farmland Advantage

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Conservation Neighbourhood Columbia Valley
Focuses Ecosystem Restoration/EnhancementEducation/OutreachLand ManagementWaterWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District RDEK
Group Types Partnership

Our Mission:

Farmland Advantage is a research and development project that works with farmers to protect and conserve critical, natural values in British Columbia, Canada.

Our Vision:

To work with farmers to conserve and enhance critical, natural values in BC.

Farmland Advantage is a research and development project that works with farmers to enhance the natural values on their land. These natural values are often referred to as ‘ecosystem services’; services […]

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 Lake Partnership

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Conservation Neighbourhood Creston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmSouth Selkirks-Salmo
Focuses Coordination and CommunicationEducation/OutreachEnvironmental MonitoringWaterWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District RDCK
Group Types Project (Not Organization)

Our Mission:

To develop integrated and collaborative approaches to lake management planning which will allow for a healthy and productive lake, with balanced land and water uses that support and sustain environmental, community, recreational, aboriginal, cultural, traditional and aesthetic values.

Our Vision:

The Kootenay Lake Partnership (KLP) was formed in 2010 to address the increasing growth and development pressures of people desiring to live on or near Kootenay Lake. As a result, […]

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 […]

Regional District of Central Kootenay

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Conservation Neighbourhood Creston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmLower ArrowLower Columbia RiverSlocan ValleySouth Selkirks-SalmoUpper Arrow
Focuses Land ManagementPlanningPolicy/RegulationWater
Regional District RDCK
Group Types Regional Government

Our Mission:

The mission of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is to provide area residents and communities with services, governance and representation in a manner that supports the economic, social and environmental goals of the region.

Our Vision:

Regional districts can provide a broad range of services, with the exception of roads and policing. The choice of services is determined by the regional board but only with the […]

Columbia Basin Trust

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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 Climate ChangeEcosystem Restoration/EnhancementEducation/OutreachFundingWater
Regional District CSRDRDCKRDEKRDKB
Group Types Crown Corporation

Our Mission:

To support efforts by the people of the Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations.

Our Vision:

The Basin is a place where social, economic and environmental well-being is fostered; Collaborative relationships and partnerships are established across the Basin; communities work together in a spirit of mutual support and respect for each other’s differences; residents identify with a Basin culture and feel a sense of belonging to a Basin community; residents are involved in community decision making; A healthy environment is the basis for social and economic activities; residents are committed to long-term and enduring stewardship of the Basin’s natural resources; and The economy of the Basin is diverse, resilient and energized; communities are responsive to both the needs of the present and the future; community enhancement initiatives are widely supported and residents share responsibility for their implementation; practical and innovative investments in the Basin serve to increase the range of options for present and future generations.

CBT was created in 1995 to support efforts by the people of the Basin to create social, economic and environmental well-being in the Canadian portion of the Columbia River Basin […]

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 […]

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