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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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World Water Day Fact Sheet

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century Click here to

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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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Field Guide to Noxious Weeds and Other Selected Invasive Plants

The Field Guide to Noxious Weeds and Other Selected Invasive Plants of British Columbia is in its 8th edition (2014), and provides descriptions and images for all weeds legislated under the BC Weed Control Act, both provincially and regionally. This popular booklet also

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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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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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The Shore Primer – A Cottager’s Guide to a Healthy Waterfront

For many cottagers and other waterfront residents, the quiet spot by the lake is a little bit of paradise where we can relax, play, and enjoy being closer to nature.

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Fish Habitat Primer – A Guide to Understanding Fish Habitat

Why should we care about a fish’s world? Well, because fish are more than an important source of recreation and commercial revenue. They are key players in the complex aquatic balancing act that keeps our rivers and lakes healthy and

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