A Reason to Celebrate

As Canadians celebrated Canada Water Week last week, and the world celebrated World Water Day, here at home, one of our local Kootenay residents was also celebrated. Nelson’s Heather Leschied—program manager for Wildsight’s Living Lakes Canada water team, one of […]

Celebrating Canada’s Water Heroes

Our own Heather Leschied—scientist, campaigner, fly-fisher and advocate for a world in which humans and nature can both thrive–honoured as one of WWF Canada’s Water Heroes! ‪#‎CanadaWaterWeek‬ The Flathead River is a trans-boundary tributary of the Columbia River, located in southeastern […]

Emerging Issues in Mountain Watershed Management

Did you miss Living Lakes Canada’s, advisor Hans Schreier’s webinar last week? The fourth and final webinar in our partners, the  Columbia Basin Watershed Network Winter Webinar Series. Mountain watersheds are very sensitive to changes in land use and increased […]

Friends of Kootenay Lake

Living Lakes Canada is proud of all the citizen groups we’ve helped to train and empower. We envision a Canada where citizens are actively involved in decisions related to their water. A place that values and respects traditional knowledge and brings together […]

Featured Project

STREAM & DNA metabarcoding

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is an emerging tool for monitoring present biodiversity. It uses gene sequencing linked to DNA/RNA barcode libraries to allow for faster, more complete profile of biodiversity content from very small samples. Internationally, countries like Australia, the EU […]


Living Lakes Canada delivers programs in 4 core areas: watershed awareness and education; citizen science and stewardship; watershed restoration; and innovative policy approaches for governance, management, and planning.  We are a collaboration of community organizations working to build capacity for the effective protection of Canada’s freshwater resources, by bridging the gap between science and action to foster a culture of normalizing water stewardship through citizen science.

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