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For 7 years FOKLSS has hosted an event focused on good food, great people and rich learning about Kootenay Lake from experts in our community   The Summit took place on November 8, 2019 at Taghum Hall on the Kootenay river from 5:30-9:30pm. The theme of this years...

On October 21, 2019 FOKLSS hosted a workshop on shore-spawning Kokanee with presentations from Joanne Siderius Senior Naturalist of the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre and Jeff Burrows Senior Fish Biologist from Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations   Even though the election was in full...

On October 10 2019, Friends of Kootenay Lake staff along with two volunteers went out on the West Arm to gather data on shore-spawning Kokanee.   Late fall is usually the time when many living systems start to wind down for the winter. Cottonwood leaves start to...

Discussing the impacts of climate change on Kootenay Lake. With presentations by local researchers, climate scientists, and non-profits.   This highly anticipated event will feature talks from local leaders in climate science and action, set to the beautiful backdrop of the Kootenay River. The Kootenay Lake Summit is...

A reminder to keep an eye out for redds on the shoreline, as Kokanee are spawning between September and October On September 27th FOKLSS went to a known spawning site of shore spawning Kokanee, right at the time when they had begun to spawn and monitoring...

On Friday September 27th, the FOKLSS team enlisted the help of 19 students from Selkirk College's  Integrated Environmental Planning program to complete maintenance at Duck Bay Wetland These second-year students helped our FOKLSS team fulfill our project goals for year two of the Duck Bay Wetland...

Registration opening soon! Save the date for the 2019 Kootenay Lake Summit that will be hosted at Taghum Hall this winter! What is the Kootenay Lake Summit? This highly anticipated event will feature talks from local leaders in climate science and action, set to the beautiful backdrop of...

Photo credit: Bill Metcalfe This summer the Prestige Marina opened the first sewage pump-out station on Kootenay lake. Boaters now can safely and conveniently dispose of their waste for a $10 fee. It has been a long time coming and all the users of Kootenay Lake have...

The Guardian Watch Program is a partnership between local First Nations communities, BC Hydro, and Provincial government agencies to raise awareness about cultural heritage and ecological values on BC Hydro reservoirs The Guardian Watch will be patrolling BC Hydro reservoirs in order to educate reservoir users...