Local action, basin impact

This Earth Month, the Trust asked residents of the Basin to send in their tips for energy efficiency, food waste, cutting out single-use plastics and building wildfire resilience. Here’s what they said…

Building wildfire resilience 

Communities throughout the Columbia Basin do amazing work advancing the well-being of their spaces and people in the face of climate change. Here are a few great examples of what communities have achieved. 

Kaslo youth take on wildfire resilience

The Village of Kaslo’s FireSmart committee decided to focused on engaging youth in the community in 2023 by hiring Youth FireSmart Coordinator, Kenya Blouin.

Groups take action on climate change

The Trust has implemented a range of programs that help communities become more climate resilient, keeping people and places safe while reducing their own impact on climate change.

Improving wintering grounds for elk

Five-year project in the upper Kicking Horse Canyon is enhancing 112 hectares so Rocky Mountain elk can better use this land in the winter.

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