Kootenay Region

Conservation Organizations & Stewards

The Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners is is made up of over 31 groups, communities and working to assist federal and provincial agencies in the stewardship and management of the Columbia Wetlands and river system. Their blog, Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners Blog, is inactive but a good resource.

The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area provincial crown agency that operates as a not-for-profit organization with federal charitable status. The area is a 7,000-hectare (17,000-acre) area of provincial Crown land, or an area that averages 20 km (12.4) miles long by 3.4 km (2.1 miles) wide. It contains one lake (1,500 ha or 3,700 acres) and 17 marshes plus a major river and adjoining mountain slopes.

The Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) is a partnership of 80 organizations that work together to protect clean water, conserve important wildlife habitat, and steward the land to allow for healthy, functioning ecosystems in the East and West Kootenays.

The Rossland Society for Environmental Action (RSEA) is a non profit society which is administered and managed by a volunteer board of directors. RSEA formed to support the delivery of environmental projects in Rossland and the surrounding area.

The Slocan River Streamkeepers is a non-profit society, working towards protection and restoration of the Slocan River and riparian zones.


Wetlands Institute, West Kootenays (2013)

Wetlandkeepers, New Denver (2013)

Wetlandkeepers, Grand Forks (2013)

Map our Marshes, Passmore (2013)

Map our Marshes, Nelson (2012)

Map our Marshes, Clearwater (2012)

Wetlandkeepers, Castlegar (2012)

Resources for the Kootenay Region

This online toolkit created by the Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) features Kootenay-based resources for stewardship solutions that address issues on private land. This toolkit is designed for stewardship practitioners, local government planners and other service providers as well as a one-stop shop for private landowners interested in stewardship options for their property.

Do you see something missing from this list? Contact the Wetlands Education Program Coordinator at wep@bcwf.bc.ca