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.

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Defend 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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Community in Nature

Community in Nature is supporting your community watershed in RDCK Area E to help you plan for safe, healthy and sustainable drinking water.

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