Browsing: Fish & Wildlife

Duncan Dam Project Water Use Plan

The Duncan Dam (DDM) Water Use Planning (WUP) process attempted to address flow management issues related to local resources such as Lower Duncan River (LDR) Kokanee populations. Monitoring of the abundance of Kokanee spawning in this area was initiated by

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The Royal BC Museum: The Kokanee Salmon Heritage Project

To better understand the Kokanee fishery check out the Kokanee Salmon Heritage Project for information on the Kokanee salmon life cycle and challenges. This project, supervised by local well-known marine biologist Dr. Peter Dill, was funded by the Royal BC Museum and Okanagan University

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B.C. Television Series: Westland

In 1983, Mike Halleran began producing and hosting a television series entitled Westland which aired on the Knowledge Network from 1984 to 2007. Later taken over by his son Terry Halleran, the series explored a broad range of environmental issues

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Salmon or trout: What the heck is a steelhead, anyway?

Bethany Lindsay CBC, Dec. 23, 2017 Meet the anadromous subspecies of Oncorhynchus mykiss, a trout that behaves like a salmon. Read the full news story here.

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Osprey Nest Monitoring Data Sheet

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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

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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

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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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