Our Partners

The Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) is a broad partnership of over 80 organizations from across the Kootenays. Read about them in our KCP Partner Profiles booklet (click on the image for the downloadable PDF), or visit our online
Partner Directory.

KCP also works with other organizations and all levels of government, including First Nations, who play an important role in land conservation.

If you are a leader in a community-based organization with an interest in the natural resources of the Kootenay, you can contact contact manager@kootenayconservation.ca 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 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

BC Hydro

British Columbia Wildlife Federation

Canadian Intermountain Joint Venture

Canal Flats Wilderness Club

Castlegar & District Wildlife Association

Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society

Clear Sky Retreat Centre

College of the Rockies

Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network

Columbia Basin Trust

Columbia Lake Stewardship Society

Columbia Outdoor School a.k.a. Blue Lake Forest Education Society

Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society

Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners

Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

Ducks Unlimited Canada

East Kootenay Invasive Species Council

East Kootenay Wildlife Association

Eastshore Freshwater Habitat Society

Elk River Alliance

Elkford Rod & Gun Club

Environment and Climate Change Canada – Canadian Wildlife Service

Fernie Rod and Gun Club

Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program – Columbia Region

Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society

Friends of Kootenay National Park

Friends of the Lardeau River

Golden District Rod & Gun Club

Grasslands Conservation Council of BC

Grizzly Bear Coexistence Solutions

Groundswell Network Society

Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors

Kootenay Community Bat Project

Kootenay Lake Partnership

Kootenay Land Trust Society

Kootenay Livestock Association

Kootenay Native Plant Society

Lake Windermere Ambassadors

Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club

Living Lakes Canada


Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of Forests Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Trust of BC

Nelson District Rod and Gun and Conservation Club

Parks Canada

Regional District of Central Kootenay

Regional District of East Kootenay

Rocky Mountain Naturalists

Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program

Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources Society

Rural Development Institute

Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society

Selkirk College

Slocan Lake Stewardship Society

Slocan River Streamkeepers

Slocan Wetlands Assessment and Monitoring Program (SWAMP)

Sparwood and District Fish and Wildlife Association

Trail Wildlife Association

Trans Border Grizzly Bear Project

West Kootenay Naturalists’ Association

Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada


Windermere District Farmers Institute

Wings Over the Rockies

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

“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 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