|Conservation Neighbourhood||Columbia ValleyElk ValleyGoldenSouth CountryUpper Kootenay River Valley|
|Focuses||Ecosystem Restoration/EnhancementLand ConservationPolicy/RegulationWildlife/Fish Conservation|
|Group Types||Fish and Wildlife Association|
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.
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 use, hunting and fishing regulations, access management, and habitat enhancement opportunities as well as stewardship opportunities and offering a safe place for locals to practice shooting. They are a Club under the Association of East Kootenay Rod and Gun Clubs which includes:
• Canal Flats Wilderness Club
• Elkford Rod and Gun Club
• Golden and District Rod and Gun Club
• Lake Windermere Rod and Gun Club
• Sparwood Rod and Gun Club
• Associate Clubs-E.K. Big Game trophy Competition Club /Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund