Browsing: Fish & Wildlife

Uninterrupted Journey – An Interactive Journey of the Life of a Salmon

Wild salmon are a major building block within the Pacific ecosystem – if you live in BC or the Yukon that’s your neighbourhood. These amazing fish are intimately connected to our lives and our western landscape in ways we rarely

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The Nelson Daily: Kootenay-Columbia lakes and rivers win protections

Navigable lakes and rivers across Kootenay-Columbia will receive blanket protections under new legislation that was introduced after MP Wayne Stetski tabled his own bill on the subject. Read the full article here.

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UN World Water Development Report 2017

Wastewater: An untapped resource What if we were to consider the vast quantities of domestic, agricultural and industrial wastewater discharged into the environment every day as a valuable resource rather than a costly problem? This is the paradigm shift advocated

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CANADIAN COLUMBIA BASIN REGIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR AN AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM: 2015 TO 2020

This Aquatic Invasive Species program framework is the result of a collaborative effort between many different partners. This document was originally written by Juliet Craig, Silvering Ecological Consulting in May 2015 with funding provided by Columbia Basin Trust and direction

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UPDATE: Jet fuel spill at heli-ski lodge north of Nakusp

The CMH Galena Lodge is situated on major feeder creek to Trout Lake. Nearby Lardeau Creek drains into Trout Lake, which eventually leads into Kootenay Lake. JOHN BOIVIN Read the full Nelson Star article here.

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New Fisheries Act

By James Wilt • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 On Tuesday morning, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic LeBlanc officially announced the introduction of a heavily amended Fisheries Act. Read the full article here. 

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Habitat 2.0: A new approach to Canada’s Fisheries Act

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has been tasked with reviewing changes to the Fisheries Act as part of the Government of Canada’s broader efforts to restore lost protections and introduce modern safeguards to the legislation.

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FLOW: Forum for Leadership on Water 2017 Flow Monitor

FLOW MONITOR: Canadian Water Policy Watch Much has changed since FLOW’s last edition – in particular, the election of a new federal government that has committed to a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous governments, to review and modernize key environmental

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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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