SRL-K2 Ranch Conservation Project (Nature Conservancy of Canada): Located in the Upper Columbia Valley, approximately 12 kilometres south of Invermere, the SRL-K2 Ranch Conservation Project protects 4,529 hectares (11,190 acres) of mixed forest and grassland on the west side of Windermere Lake. The property borders two other protected areas – The Nature Trust of BC’s Hoodoo-Hofert property and Windermere Lake Provincial Park. It’s open forest and grasslands support Class-1 ungulate winter range, habitat for several rare and endangered species (including American badger), and forage and breeding habitat for various waterfowl species. This property was conserved with support from the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund.