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On June 3rd via Zoom webinar, we had our first virtual AGM. Thank you to all our members and supporters who showed up online and gave their support and input on the work we do If you would like to see the...

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...

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...

Local adventurers dedicate their Race to Alaska to the Lake they love.   Five local sailors are truly giving back to the lake they sail on. They race and cruise on a consistent basis on Kootenay Lake, and have decided its time...

"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...

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,...

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,...

On October 22, 2019 University of Victoria's POLIS Water Sustainability Project and Environmental Law Centre released an Innovation Brief, based on their investigations into Water Sustainability Plans under British Columbia's Water Sustainability Act. In the summary they state that these plans...

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...