The Columbia River has been extensively altered by dams built for flood control and hydroelectric power
production in both Canada and the United States. In the Canadian portion of the basin, there are 19 facilities
which generate about 50% of...
The park protects important and under-represented riparian habitat that is become rare along
the west arm of Kootenay Lake due to increased foreshore development. A number of
important natural features were identified...
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....
This report has been prepared based upon the belief that it is possible to manage our watersheds and
their natural surroundings in a sustainable manner. The intent of this document is to provide
Management Guidelines for the Shorelines
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 our ecosystems strong....