The Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) has developed a free online tool to help landowners and communities care for their land in ways that benefit wildlife, water and wild spaces.
The Stewardship Solutions Online Toolkit is a portal to a list of Kootenay-based services and programs that address stewardship issues on private land. These resources are broken up into 14 regions of the Kootenays, coined “Conservation Neighbourhoods”, that are identified on an interactive home page map. By clicking on your neighbourhood, you’re brought to the organizations that provide stewardship solutions in your particular area of the Kootenays, which can range from habitat enhancement and restoration, fire prevention, invasive species control, water quality monitoring, wildlife reporting, free environmental farm planning, and more.
Convenient symbols show which solutions relate to Wildlife, Habitat, Monitoring, Farms & Ranches, and Funding. For some services, additional resources are available as a download.
The toolkit is designed as a one-stop shop for anyone with an interest in conservation and land management, including local government, private landowners wanting stewardship options for their property, and stewardship practitioners.