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The Final Report from our Community Values Survey is here!

We are so excited to be releasing the final report from our very intensive Community Values Study. We will have the raw data up on our website for use very soon, so please stay tuned if you are interested in

Posted in Fish & Wildlife, Homeowner Resources, Impact Studies, Kootenay Lake, Kootenay Lake Library, Water
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Nest Box Design Package – for download

Want to increase the habitat values on your property?  Installing and maintaining nest boxes is a great way to help wildlife and increase wildlife viewing on your property.  This nest box design package will walk you through how to build

Posted in Fish & Wildlife, Kootenay Lake Library, News
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Osprey Nest Monitoring Behaviour- Power Point Presentation

Want to learn more about Osprey’s their nesting behaviour and how to monitor their activities during breeding, but did not have a chance to attend the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society Workshops in May 2016. Take the time to

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Kootenay Lake Action Plan – Recovery Planning

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B. C.’s archaeological and heritage resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry supports

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Osprey Nest Monitoring Workshop and Project

OSPREY NEST MONITORING PROJECT The Osprey Nest Monitoring Project is a Citizen-Science initiative that seeks to build the capacity of information on the status of breeding ospreys in the Kootenay Lake area. The project will also contribute to engaging and

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Shoreline Spawning Kokanee in Kootenay Lake

“REPORT A SPAWNER PROGRAM” We are trying to learn more about where shoreline spawning is taking place. If you see a shoreline spawning Kokanee email: info@friendsofkootenaylake.ca and include the LOCATION and NUMBER OF FISH SPOTTED.

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What Happened to West Arm Burbot Stock in Kootenay Lake?

Use of an Age-Structured Population Model to Determine the Possible Causes for Recruitment Failure The West Arm of Kootenay Lake once supported a significant  burbot (Lota  Iota) fishery with an annual harvest of up to 20,000 fish in the late 1960’s

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Assessment of Lake Levels on Kokanee Recruitment in the West Arm of Kootenay Lake

This report provides an examination of the hydrograph of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake in relation to the shore spawning kokanee. The hydrograph has been altered significantly following a series of hydroelectric developments over the last century. Upstream and

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Kootenay Lake Sport Fishing Update May 2015

Kootenay Lake Sport Fishing Update May 2015 This bulletin provides an update on the status of fish populations in Kootenay Lake and responds to concerns about: kokanee population status and recent disease findings, low catch rates of Gerrard rainbow trout

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Kootenay Lake Fisheries Expert Team Report March 2015

Kootenay Lake Fisheries Expert Team Report March 2015 Gerrard trout spawner abundance declined from a record high in 2012, with recent high catch rates for smaller fish, and declining catch for fish over 2 kg. These issues are concerning to

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Presentation by Jeff Burrows on Kootenay Lake Fisheries Update and Shoreline Spawning Kokanee

Presentation from 2015 Kootenay Lake Summit by Jeff Burrows on Kootenay Lake fisheries update and introduction to shoreline spawning kokanee Burrows_KootenayLakeFisheries_and_WestArmShoreSpawners_KLSummit_2015    

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Ten Years of Monitoring Nesting Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) in the West Kootenay Region of BC

The nesting activities of Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) in the southern West Kootenay region of British Columbia were monitored monthly during the breeding season from 1997 to 2006.

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