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On Monday, March 29 2021, our Assistant Program Manager Kayla joined BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) Fisheries staff for an assessment of dewatered shore spawning kokanee redds along Kootenay Lake's West Arm in the 6-mile area. The purpose of...

On Friday March 26 and Saturday March 27 Friends of Kootenay Lake coordinated a beach cleanup at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park to remove garbage and polystyrene foam from the shoreline.   Information on polystyrene (Styrofoam) Polystyrene foam on Kootenay Lake is a massive and nearly impossible issue to...

On Tuesday March 23rd, Camille LeBlanc (Program Manager) and Kayla Tilllapaugh (Assistant Program Manager) met with second year Integrated Environmental Planning (IEP) students from Selkirk College to learn about wetland restoration in high-traffic community spaces. [caption id="attachment_3445" align="alignnone" width="600"] Figure 1: Selkirk College IEP students gathering...

Are you someone who: is under 30 years old? has or is pursuing a diploma or degree in environmental sciences or related? is looking for a temporary, full-time position for the summer of 2021? If you answered yes to all of these questions, we encourage you...

Check out these great resources from the Kootenay Lake Partnership (KLP) that provide a succinct overview of the KLP and their Shorelines Guidance Document. Orientation to the Shoreline Guidance Document for Provincial Government Staff Topics: What is the Kootenay Lake Partnership? What is the Shorelines Guidance Document...

In November 2020, West Kootenay EcoSociety hosted two webinars with guest speaker Herm Hammond, a Registered Forest Professional and forest ecologist. Click the titles to be directed to the webinar recordings. Webinar 1 - A New Relationship with Forests: Nature-based Planning How nature-based planning protects forests and provides benefits. Webinar...

The Columbia Basin Water Hub is an open-sourced data library under development by Living Lakes Canada. The Data hub will host a variety of data that refers to water from within the Columbia River Basin. The goal is to make water data readily available to...