Trail Wildlife Association
|Conservation Neighbourhood||Lower Columbia River|
|Focuses||Education/OutreachLand ConservationLandscape ConnectivityWildlife/Fish Conservation|
Our Mission:To work on projects that protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.
Our Vision:Focuses on the protection, enhancement and wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.
Since it was formed in 1925, the Trail Wildlife Association has focused on projects designed to enhance local fish and regional fish and wildlife populations including: • establish protected areas and foster sustainable land use policies • studies regarding animal migration and habitat, locally and throughout the Kootenays • assisting in establishing populations of game birds and animals – such as big horn sheep • landscape designed to enhance wildlife, such as controlled burns and planting initiatives • fisheries resource enhancement and policy advocacy • development of an active spawning channel for Rainbow Trout at Murphy Creek. The TWA’s most significant land conservation initiative, as been its stewardship of the Fort Shepherd Conservancy Area, a 967 h. property along the west bank of the Columbia River, south of Trail, B.C. The site was acquired by the Land Conservancy of B.C. from Teck Ltd. in 2007 in order to protect its unique ecological and historic values. Our group manages the property, and is part of a stewardship council that plans administrative policy and restoration activities.