The Kootenay Conservation Program and Regional District of East Kootenay provide funding for projects that benefit conservation in the area from Spillimacheen to Canal Flats through the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund (CVLCF). The conservation fund provides financial support for important projects that are not the responsibility of the federal, provincial or local governments. Through the CVLCF, the Kootenay Conservation Program has financially supported over 30 stewardship projects including ecosystem restoration, invasive species control, lake management, and water quality monitoring. Watch a two-minute video exploring what has been achieved by the fund in less than five years.