Conservation Neighbourhood Columbia ValleyCreston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeElk ValleyGoldenKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmLower ArrowLower Columbia RiverSlocan ValleySouth CountrySouth Selkirks-SalmoUpper ArrowUpper Kootenay River Valley
Focuses Land ConservationLand ManagementLandscape ConnectivityWildlife/Fish Conservation

Our Mission:

The Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund’s mission is to ensure the future of big game in the Kootenay region, to assist in acquiring specific land for that purpose, and to promote our hunting heritage.

Our Vision:

KWHF is a non-profit, charitable society that depends almost entirely on volunteers. We raise money to acquire good wildlife land and for the purchase of high-quality hay to feed starving animals during winter.

Conceived in 1981, the Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund has participated in the acquisition of some 30,000 acres of big game habitat for big game species and for other wildlife that frequent these properties. Individual donations are our main source of income for helping to fund our big game resources. The Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund is autonomous and is managed by dedicated Kootenay residents, without involvement from government. “Land for Wildlife” must be acquired and maintained and we will continue to manage conservation properties to ensure continued enjoyment of our big game resources. We acquire these properties on behalf of all wildlife lovers, especially hunters, and we believe in our slogan, “For all of us, forever”.