Kootenay Lake Library

The LWMP contains information on the biophysical and social characteristics of Lake Windermere and its surroundings. The lake is highly valued by the public for its healthy environment, clean water, diverse year‐round recreation opportunities, sense of community, spiritual values, and as a primary economic driver for the region....

In 1992 an experimental Fertilization Program was started on Kootenay Lake to rebuild the food web that had been impacted by construction of BC Hydro dams. In 1999 the Fertilization Program was expanded to the upper Arrow Lakes Reservoir....

There is an urgent need to renew the forest resources upon which an environmentally-sustainable British Columbia economy depends. Past land management practices have lessened the productive capacity of both forest lands and, especially, fish-producing waters....