Arts, culture & heritage included in Trust draft plan

Arts, culture & heritage included in Trust draft plan

Columbia Basin Trust recently released the draft of its new Columbia Basin Management Plan, which will guide its activities into the future. The plan includes the aim to “support opportunities for Basin residents to enjoy a range of arts, culture and heritage opportunities in the region.”

The Trust now wants to hear your feedback on the plan.

“I encourage you to review it and share your thoughts through the survey,” says Kallee Lins, Executive Director, West Kootenay Regional Arts Council. “Let’s thank the Trust for hearing the arts community and naming us as a core component of strong communities.”

The draft plan reflects feedback the Trust continuously receives from Basin residents, as well as from its recent community engagement process, called Our Trust, Our Future.

Since the plan will guide the Trust in the longer term, it encompasses a broad reflection of the desires of Basin residents, while remaining open and flexible enough to respond to changing needs and conditions in the Basin over time.

To read the draft plan and provide input, visit by September 20, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. MT and fill in the Trust’s survey. You can also call 1.800.505.8998 or email [email protected] to request a hard copy and share your feedback.

The Trust will use the feedback to refine the plan, and then aims to share the finalized plan with the public in early 2024.