Five large-scale projects will be significantly improving ecosystem health in the Columbia Basin, bringing areas closer to their natural states and improving habitat for many species. The projects are being initiated and supported through Columbia Basin Trust’s (the Trust) Ecosystem Enhancement Program.
A large tract of protected lands stretches between Nelson and Creston, including areas managed by the Province of British Columbia and the Darkwoods Conservation Area, owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Yet one area within Darkwoods—the Next Creek watershed—remains unprotected. This is about to change, as NCC is one step closer to purchasing the land with $650,000 in support from Columbia Basin Trust.
There are many ways to support a healthy and diverse environment, from restoring habitat to educating schoolchildren about ecosystems. Columbia Basin organizations will be taking on 29 projects like these with support from over $1 million in Environment Grants from Columbia Basin Trust.
Sailboats zip across the sparkling lake under a brilliant blue sky. Children burst from the waters with goosebumps on their arms. The skate blades of bundled-up families glide over the ice. The East Kootenay’s Lake Windermere is a spectacular place […]
We’re taking this opportunity to share what Columbia Basin Trust and other organizations are doing in the fight against invasive species. We also hope you’ll take advantage of events and information to learn how to take positive actions to combat […]
Columbia Basin Trust contributes $70,000 to alternative energy project (Columbia Basin) – Recent energy retrofits have made three community buildings in Balfour more energy-efficient, cost-effective and comfortable for users. Now the groups that own these buildings will go a step […]