Conservation Neighbourhood Slocan Valley
Focuses Ecosystem Restoration/EnhancementEducation/OutreachLand ManagementSpecies-at-RiskWildlife/Fish Conservation
Regional District RDCK
Group Types Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission:

Our not-for-profit mission is to provide inclusionary and inspiring learning opportunities through research, innovation, hands-on education and farm garden tours.  Our farm garden tours showcase ecological stewardship, wildlife conservation & habitat restoration, honey bee wellness & wild pollinator gardens, sustainability, regenerative ‘beyond’ organic gardening, bio-diverse farming practices and local food security.

Our Vision:

Elk Root is teaming with consultant biologists, agrologists, engineers and landowners to conserve, protect and restore the productivity and biodiversity of ALR lands and its wildlife inhabitants, including identified species-at-risk.

Elk Root Conservation’s educational demonstration farm is located in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) in the Slocan Valley, British Columbia, at the confluence of the Slocan River and Little Slocan River. The reach of the confluence is a unique and ecologically important wildlife corridor. It is the perfect place to demonstrate how protecting the planet and our local food security go hand-in-hand. Not only for ourselves, but for our children and future generations to come.

Elk Root Conservation’s educational demonstration gardens are in the development phase. Once completed, the gardens will provide the Basin community with an interactive living ‘model’ for environmental education.  All members of the community will be welcomed to visit Elk Root and participate in hands-on educational programming, participate in volunteer learning opportunities and internships. Ultimately, we aspire to inspire a deeper awareness and understanding of the importance of ecological stewardship, conservation, restoration and specifically, the importance of preserving interconnected native plant pollinator habitat to the health of our Basin community ecosystem.