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Get up to speed on what Friends of Kootenay Lake has been up to Join us for our first online AGM on June 3rd at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Through these challenging times, we here at FOKLSS have been keeping ourselves busy by planning a year...

Register for the first-ever Friends of Kootenay Lake Osprey Monitoring Webinar! The first week of April marks the return of the high flying, deep diving and fish-loving Osprey (pandion haliaetus). These birds migrate here from Central and South America, returning to their nests along the Kootenay Lake...

"Join the conversation online to shape the way we live, work and play in the Columbia Basin. Share what’s important to you through Thought exchange, an online tool that brings people together digitally"   Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is renewing their strategic plan and they are seeking...

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...