CVLCF – Funded Projects 2019

Reintroducing Northern Leopard Frogs to the Columbia Marshes

$19,000 to the Calgary Zoo to re‐establish self‐sustaining populations of northern leopard frogs in the Columbia marshes.

Columbia Valley Farmland Advantage Stewardship Project

$17,985 to the Windermere District Farmers Institute to enhance the region’s ecology by rewarding contracted farmers to take extraordinary stewardship action to conserve and enhance important riparian areas on their farms.

Columbia Lake Ecosystem Monitoring and Education

$13,000 to the Columbia Lake Stewardship Society to improve knowledge of water resources and steps that can be taken to protect them.

Marion Creek Benchlands Forest Restoration Project

$12,473 to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to restore at least 16 hectares of Rocky Mountain Douglas‐fir forest to dry open  forest structure.

Kinsmen Beach - Invermere, BC

Lake Windermere Community‐Based Water Monitoring Project

$10,000 to the Lake Windermere Ambassadors Society to undertake water quality monitoring and community water stewardship education.

Kootenay Community Bat Project

$10,000 to the Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources  Society to promote and conserve the variety of bat species and their associated habitats that  exist in the Upper Columbia Valley.

Wrapping up the Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey

$8,000 to Wildsight Golden to collect baseline inventory bird data utilizing citizen‐scientists to use for application of an Important Bird Area (IBA) status for the Columbia Wetlands.

Invasive Plant Control of Leafy Spurge

$6,500 to the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council to decrease the infestation levels of Leafy Spurge in the Upper Columbia Valley.