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“As much as man wants to control Mother Nature, I think Mother Nature has another story. If we’re not listening, if we’re not observing what’s going on around us … to me, it’s imminent the lake will return. Maybe not...

BC Hydro recently came out with their Fall 2021 Columbia River Operations Summary which provides a great overview of their activity along the river and the various changes in water levels throughout the different reservoirs. This is a great resource to...

On Friday, September 3rd we hosted a virtual workshop on identifying amphibians that are local to the Kootenay area. Many local Amphibian species are impacted by a number of factors including habitat destruction, climate change, disease and invasive species. Being...

This PDF document put together by Transport Canada outlines all practices to be a responsible and safe boat owner and operator, from the moment you plan to become a boat owner, to being out on the water, and eventually getting...

For those wondering what is going on at the Balfour Kootenay Lake Ferry Terminal, we are providing an update we received on the construction project. Work on the Kootenay Lake Ferry Service Improvements Project is moving forward steadily and is on...

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has begun a review of the Kootenay Lake Development Permit Area. "Environmental Development Permit Areas are one of the tools used by local governments to ensure that development activities are completed in a way...

The Pacific Salmon Foundation recently hosted a Climate Adaptation Workshop. The workshop focussed on upcoming issues, challenges and solutions around salmon adapting to climate change. Six speakers gave five presentations on a range of topics related to climate change and the...

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...

This report provides a review of Friend of Kootenay Lake’s activities and operations for the year 2020, covering January 1st to December 31st. Click me! ...