Upcoming public workshop to explore private land conservation

The Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology is offering a free, public workshop at the Community Centre on November 29 at 7 pm that will explore private land conservation initiatives in the North Columbia region.

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 possibility of expanding KCP’s programs into the North Columbia Mountains.

A statement from the CMIAE said 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.

This is the second workshop associated with the Mid-Columbia Ecosystem Enhancement Project, and all are welcome to join in a discussion to explore private land conservation.