Who We Are, What We Do
The West Kootenay Naturalists Association encourages insights into nature through group outings, educational presentations, conservation efforts and scholarship sponsorship.
Members are enthusiasts of the observation and study of plants, birds and other animals, geology, meteorology, mycology, all the rest, and how it fits together.
The West Kootenay is a heavily forested region of mountains, glaciers, fast rivers, large lakes and extensive wildlife in British Columbia's Southern Interior. The centre of our activity is in the city of Castlegar but members are drawn from Rossland, Trail, Nelson and beyond.
Check out our newsletter The Osprey for photos and reports on our outings, events and nature news.
Upcoming Public Events:
Saturday, Dec 2, 2023: We'll have a table set up outside the Christmas Market at Taghum Hall from 10am to 3pm. Come by to say hello. 2024 memberships are on sale now!
Monday, Dec 4, 2023: Potluck, meeting and educational presentation at Genelle Hall.
Doors open at 5pm for the potluck dinner.
Starting around 6:30pm Janice Arndt will present results from several local bird monitoring initiatives and will discuss her role in the Kootenay Native Plant Society's plant pollinator project with a focus on butterflies.
Free for members. Non-members welcome with a suggested $5 donation.
Download the membership form by clicking here. Return your completed form by mail or email. Annual Dues are $30 for an individual or $46 for a couple or family, payable by cheque or e-transfer.
Email Diane at WKNatsMembership@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like a membership form mailed to you.