Conservation Organizations

Learn about other conservation organizations that work to protect the natural resources in and around the Selkirk ecosystem:

  • Bear Aware British Columbia strives to reduce the incidents of bear-human conflict through education, innovation and cooperation in the areas of Kaslo, Kimberley, Nelson, and in the Selkirk and Purcel Mountains.
  • Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Conservancy is a land trust that works with landowners and organizations in the Clark Fork River and Lake Pend Oreille watersheds to protect, maintain and enhance natural resources and recreational values.
  • Conservation Northwest works to protect and connect old-growth forests and other wild areas from the Washington Coast to the Rockies, including the Inland Temperate Rainforest.
  • The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness seek to preserve the Scotchmans, one of the last, and largest, wild areas in our region. Roughly 60 miles south of Canada, the 88,000 acre Scotchman Peaks roadless area spans the Idaho-Montana border.
  • The Idaho Conservation League strives to preserve Idaho's clean water, wilderness and quality of life through citizen action, public education, and professional advocacy.
  • The Kootenai Environmental Alliance is the oldest non-profit conservation organization in Idaho. KEA's mission is to conserve, protect and restore the environment with particular emphasis on the Idaho Panhandle and the Coeur d'Alene Basin.
  • The Panhandle Environmental League's mission is to promote sustainability in protecting the environment of the Idaho Panhandle. It was formed in 2007, in response to concerns about the long-term use of aquatic herbicides in Lake Pend Oreille.
  • Pend Oreille Basin Commission, also known as the Lakes Commission, was created by the Idaho Legislature in 2003 to work on water quality and quantity issues in Lake Pend Oreille, Pend Oreille River, Priest Lake and Priest River.
  • Rock Creen Alliance works to protect public lands and water resources from the impacts of hard rock mining in Idaho and western Montana.
  • The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative – known as Y2Y – combines science and stewardship to ensure that the world-renowned wilderness, wildlife, native plants and natural processes of the Yellowstone to Yukon region continue to function as an interconnected web of life, now and for future generations.


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