The Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) is a broad partnership of over 80 organizations from across the Kootenays. Our partners include the following conservation organizations, resource industries, educational institutions, First Nations, and government agencies (all of which are profiled in our KCP Partner Profiles book — click on the image below for the online PDF), or visit our online Partner Directory.
Canal Flats Wilderness Club
Friends of the Lardeau River
Sparwood and District Fish and Wildlife Association
Wildlife Habitats for Tomorrow
If you are a leader in a community-based organization with an interest in the natural resources of the Kootenay, you can contact contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on becoming a KCP Partner.
You can access KCP’s Governance and Participation Charter here, which outlines the role and function of KCP and our Partners.
“The KCP has been very effective in bringing diverse partners together around the vision of having landscapes that sustain naturally functioning ecosystems.” -Gregory Utzig, Kutenai Nature Investigations Ltd.
“The KCP has helped make sure everyone works together. KCP is a win-win for everyone. It keeps us all talking and coordinated.” – Hillary Page, Nature Conservancy of Canada
“The greatest value of KCP is its ability to pull people from a variety of sectors together and proactively address conservation challenges in the Kootenays”. -Marc-Andre Beaucher, Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area
“The Kootenay Conservation Program brings the strength and assets of a network of partners to the Canadian Columbia Basin. It is only through efforts such as these, working together across sectors and toward coordinated goals, that we can realize long-term healthy environments and healthy communities” – Ryan van der Marel, Kootenay Lake Partnership
“Since its formation the KCP partnership has been successful at securing land, and the Local Conservation Fund that it has established has helped us develop a program that shows promise for landowners in the region and beyond.” -Dave Zehnder, Windermere District Farmers’ Institute