The Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Collaborative (Monitoring Collaborative) is the current iteration of the Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Framework and Data Hub Initiative that got underway in November 2017 when Living Lakes Canada co-hosted the Cracking the Code in 3D: […]
Foreshore Integrated Management Planning (FIMP — also known as Sensitive Habitat Inventory Mapping or SHIM) is a methodology developed in partnership with Fisheries and Ocean Canada in 2004. It maps shoreline habitats, assesses habitat value and establishes Shoreline Development Guidelines to […]
Most West Kootenay communities depend on small streams for domestic and agricultural water supply. Many of these streams also provide important aquatic and riparian habitat. The ability of these small streams to continue to supply water for human use and […]
The Upper Columbia Basin Groundwater Monitoring Program is increasing our understanding of groundwater systems to ensure long-term water sustainability for nature, communities, and watershed stakeholders. The program facilitates the collection, management and sharing of groundwater level data. Information, data, training […]
DNA metabarcoding is an emerging tool for monitoring present biodiversity. DNA metabarcoding uses bulk-benthos samples collected via the CABIN methods and gene sequencing linked to DNA/RNA barcode libraries to allow for faster, more complete profile of biodiversity content from very […]
The Kootenay Lake Partnership (KLP) was formed in 2010 as a multi-agency initiative to support a productive and healthy Kootenay Lake ecosystem. The partnership envisions balanced land and water uses that sustain environmental, community, recreational, aboriginal cultural, traditional, and aesthetic […]
CABIN is a nationally standardized biomonitoring protocol, developed by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), and involves collecting benthic macroinvertebrate samples alongside habitat and water quality data to determine stream health. Benthic macroinvertebrates, the community of organisms that live in […]
Want to start monitoring in your watershed? Living Lakes Canada offers water monitoring training workshops for streams, lakes and groundwater. We offer participants certification in provincial and federal standardized protocols such as the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN). We provide leadership support for communities setting up water monitoring programs. To inquire about training and community-based water monitoring programs contact us today.