Conservation Neighbourhood Columbia ValleySouth Selkirks-Salmo
Focuses Education/OutreachInventoryLand ConservationLand ManagementMapping
Regional District RDEK
Group Types Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission:

To protect, appreciate, educate and understand the cultural and natural history of Kootenay National Park and its surrounding ecosystem, the Columbia River Valley.

Our Vision:

Events and activities the Friends have supported through the years include Junior Naturalist Program, Wild Voices Speaker Series, Sponsor a Bighorn Program, Knapweed Pull, Head Banger Trail Challenge Fund Raiser, Headbanger tours and Heritage Teas. The Friends of Kootenay National Park has a Research Database which contains over 600 references on research and monitoring in Kootenay National Park. It can be searched by author, subject or any key word and download digital copies of the reports where available: The Friends of Kootenay Blog ( provides stories and photos about the natural and human history of Kootenay National Park and Columbia Valley Includes highlights about the Friends of Kootenay National Park activities and programs.