The Village of Midway and the City of Greenwood have been invited to jointly apply for a new community forest.
The community forest will have an allowable annual cut of up to 23,000 cubic metres within the Boundary Timber Supply Area with an initial term of 25 years. The area selection and agreement is subject to First Nations consultation.
Selkirk College is hosting a special reunion on July 8, 9 and 10 at the Castlegar campus to celebrate 25 years of International Education.
Supported by funding from the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) and led by the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee (CKIPC), the students and other partners took action to remove the knotweed infestation east of Trail, along Casino Road.
The largest forest carbon project in North America has a Kootenay original at its heart.
The 55,000-hectare Darkwoods forest southeast of Nelson is helping the Nature Conservancy of Canada raise $4 million by selling carbon credits from it to protect the land.
Construction of the new $2-million Arrow Fire Zone Primary Attack Base in Castlegar is now complete, bringing wildfire staff and equipment into one location.
The two-storey, 540-square-metre (5,800-square-foot) fire base is strategically located near a major intersection on Highway 3A.
Local history will literally be unearthed this summer in the Slocan Valley.
A hands-on Archeology Field School will take place at Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village near Lemon Creek in the Slocan Valley from June 18 to July 29.
Alex Atamanenko, MP, (BC Southern Interior) says he’s pleased he will be continuing in his efforts as one of the four members of the official opposition who will sit on the Agriculture Committee.