Kootenay Native Plant Society
|Conservation Neighbourhood||Creston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmLower ArrowLower Columbia RiverSlocan ValleySouth Selkirks-SalmoUpper Arrow|
|Focuses||Citizen ScienceEcosystem Restoration/EnhancementEducation/OutreachInvasive Species ManagementSpecies-at-Risk|
Our Mission:To promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation and restoration of West Kootenay native plants and natural habitats through education, research, and on-the-ground activities.
Our Vision:We seek to foster an understanding and appreciation of our native plants and to preserve their diversity for future generations.
The Kootenay Native Plant Society (KNPS) believes that learning about our native plants fosters an understanding, appreciation and respect for British Columbia’s biodiversity and culture. Their initiatives include: 1. The Kootenay Camas Project which seeks to engage the public in making observations and collecting and recording data about camas populations in the Kootenays. The purpose of the project is to increase knowledge about the health and status of camas meadows, to identify opportunities for stewardship, and to promote awareness of this important natural and heritage resource. 2. The Native Plants for Native Pollinators project partners with J. L. Crowe Secondary School and Green Team, Mt Sentinel Secondary School, Twin Rivers Elementary/Castlegar Primary, Teck Metals and Columbia Basin Environmental Educator Network. Through school-based programming and public outreach activities, residents will learn of the importance of native pollinators.