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Wildsight’s Creston Valley Branch works to inform and influne land-use planning processes that work to preserve the  biodiversity of this valuable ecosystem. The Creston Valley Green Map Project is a first step in identifying the valley’s habitats, evaluate their relative importance, and highlight areas where conservation...

Wildsight Golden has just released the final report for the 2015-2019 Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey (CWWS) The CWWS was created with the efforts of more than 230 volunteer citizen-scientists, and documented 163 bird species that utilize habitat in the Columbia Wetlands, with 30 at-risk bird species. Read...

Many of our supporters know of or have participated in FOKLSS's Osprey Monitoring Program. This program has allowed us to gather data about breeding Osprey  and start to develop an understanding of their behaviour and preference in nesting sites. It has been seen by our...

How to Swim Like a Polar Bear   So you’ve picked up your Polar Bear Swim pledge form, and collected pledges from your friends, family, and coworkers with the promise that you will immerse yourself in the chilly waters of Kootenay Lake on New Year’s Day. Now...

FOKLSS is teaming up with Kootenay Co-Op Radio again this year to host the 2020 New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim at Lakeside Park in Nelson from 11am - 1 pm! Participating is easy: Pick up a pledge form from the KCR office at 308A Hall...

It is our pleasure to introduce our new Program Manager Camille LeBlanc. Camille has been our tireless Environment Manager for the past 8 months. Maybe you have chatted with Camille at an outreach event, shared a boat ride looking for Osprey or picked up styrofoam...

Photo Credit: Joanne Siderius Answering the call On the chilly Sunday morning of December 1, 2019 members of the Kootenay Lake community bundled up and got to work cleaning-up massive amounts of StyrofoamTM at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. This clean-up was organized by Anne Pigeon owner and...

Title of Position: Program Coordinator Terms of Employment: December 15, 2019 to April 30, 2021 (with possibility for extension); approximately 10-15 hours per week; contracted by Living Lakes Canada Wage: Depending upon experience Start Date: December 15, 2019 Deadline to Apply: November 30, 2019 Submit Application To: Heather Leschied, Operations Director, Living...

For 7 years FOKLSS has hosted an event focused on good food, great people and rich learning about Kootenay Lake from experts in our community   The Summit took place on November 8, 2019 at Taghum Hall on the Kootenay river from 5:30-9:30pm. The theme of this years...