Spring Tours2020-06-29T12:47:03-06:00

Spring Tours

Each spring, KCP conducts Spring Tours of conservation areas in the East and West Kootenays to showcase our partners’ on-the-ground projects.

Due to COVID-19, our 2020 Spring Tour was held in a virtual format.

We showcased the following projects that are funded by the Kootenays’ 2 Local Conservation Funds:


Kootenay Lake Local Conservation Fund Projects

  • North Kootenay Lake Water Monitoring Program: Collecting scale-appropriate climate data to inform land-use, conserve and restore ecosystems, support sustainable community development, and prepare for increased hazards ~ With Greg Utzig (Kootenay Centre for Forestry Alternatives)
  • Beavers along the Lardeau and Duncan River floodplains: Conducting population survey and habitat assessment to inform beaver restoration ~ With Brenda Herbison (BC Conservation Foundation)
  • Knotweed removal on private lands: Eradicating invasive knotweed from Areas A, D, and E of the RDCK ~ With Erin Bates (Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society)

Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund Projects:

  • Luxor Linkage Resilience and Forest Restoration Project: Restoring Rocky Mountain Douglas‐fir forest to dry open forest to provide important habitat and serve as a linkage corridor ~ With Kate Mackenzie (Nature Conservancy of Canada)
  • Columbia Lake Ecosystem Monitoring & Education: Increasing knowledge and monitoring trends to sustain healthy water and habitats in Columbia Lake ~ With Nancy Wilson (Columbia Lake Stewardship) 
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