Private Land Conservation workshop date has changed

The date of a workshop organized by the Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology has been changed.

Entitled Private Land Conservation Potential in the North Columbia Area, this workshop has been changed to Monday, December 5, the CMIAE said in a statement.

This is the second workshop associated with the Mid-Columbia Ecosystem Enhancement Project, and everyone is welcome to join the discussion to explore private land conservation initiatives in the North Columbia region.

The statement said that Juliet Craig, program manager with the Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP), will explain the various ways that private land conservation can be achieved and explore the interest in expanding KCP’s programs into the North Columbia Mountains.

Ecosystem conservation on private land is one way to protect clean water, preserve important wildlife habitat, and steward the land to allow for healthy, functioning ecosystems. Since 2002 the Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) has helped to support partners in conserving over 250,000 hectares of land and invest over $150 million into conservation projects across the east and west Kootenays.

The statement said the CMIAE is grateful for funding support from the KCPFish and Wildlife Compensation Program and the Columbia Basin Trust.

For more information please contact project leader Cindy Pearce of Mountain Labyrinths Inc. at or 250-837-8505