Protecting wild places, ecosystems, air and water for future generations is central to our way of life in the Kootenays. 

The West Kootenays is home to the globally unique inland temperate rainforest. This ecosystem acts as an important carbon sink that keeps massive amounts of carbon in the ground instead of contributing to climate change. An ecosystems-based management approach will help preserve our pristine wilderness and promote healthy communities.


Stop the Logging of Old Growth Forests

BC’s current forest policy and regulatory regime are insufficient to maintain healthy, sustainable forested ecosystems, particularly in the face of climate change and the need to manage for ecosystem resilience. We need a moratorium on logging old growth forests now!

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Keeping Jumbo Wild

Qat’muk is the name of the lands of the Ktunaxa Nation. It includes the area of the Jumbo Valley. For over 26 years Kootenay residents have been fighting to keep Qat’muk free from industrial development from the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort. It is the largest tract of non-roaded wilderness in Southern BC and home to the Grizzly Bear spirit.

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Kokanee Creek Nature Centre

EcoSociety operated the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre and its education programs at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park from 2011 to 2018. Now, Kokanee Creek Nature Centre Society is operating the Nature Centre. Be sure to drop in for a visit!

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Stop Unregulated Private Logging

Poor logging practices will still negatively impact the forest ecosystem regardless if it’s done on public or private lands. But the province is not regulating logging on private lands. In the current provisions, private land owners can log their land without even the most basic standards of environmental stewardship.

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