Taking care of Kootenay Lake together

Welcome to Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society, a place to learn and take part in your local water.

Learn More

Learn more about what we’re up too, by browsing our current events, blog, or Kootenay lake library.

Get Involved

Take part in the FOKL community by joining an event, making a donation or becoming a volunteer.

FOKLSS Initiatives

Learn more about our key activities on the lake

The Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society have been busy beavers and have developed the following 4 main initiatives to increase stewardship and protection of the Lake:

Water Quality Monitoring, Lake Observations, Report illegal activity, Osprey Nest Monitoring

Kootenay Lake Presentation, Outreach at various community events, Kootenay Lake Library

Convert your altered shoreline to a natural one, Shoreline restoration and resources (Kootenay Lake Partnership’s Shoreline Guidance Document), Wetland restoration

Working with the Kootenay Lake Partnership on the Lake Planning Process currently underway, Kootenay Lake Community Values Study.

News & Blog

FOKLSS News & Stories from the Field

Over 20,000 Western toadlets were spotted at Harrop Wetland last week. This is huge news! But why? It’s been a rough go for Western Toads at Harrop Wetland. A combination of flood management fro...

2022 marks the final year of our Watershed Monitoring Program! As a result, we hosted our last CABIN monitoring training for volunteers. On July 14th and 15th, instructors Allison Lutz and Doris Hausl...

Back at the end of June, we completed our first round of Osprey and Bald Eagle monitoring on all three arms of Kootenay Lake! FoKLSS staff monitored the North Arm and were later joined by volunteers t...

Since the creation of FOKLSS in 2012 we’ve come a long way!

 Friendly facts about Kootenay Lake 

154

meters is the maximum depth

5

th largest lake in BC

7771

km2 of drainage area

22

Species of fish

Learn from the local experts

Watch the Video

Here is a short film on the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society and the importance of lake stewardship. Here is a short film on the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society and the importance of lake stewardship. Here is a short film on the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society and the importance of lake stewardship.