As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives and routines, the Living Lakes Canada team has been adapting where and when possible. We are maintaining our efforts to protect fresh water sources. The climate crisis will continue to […]
The summer has been a busy time for the Columbia Basin Groundwater Monitoring Program. We established new Volunteer Observation Wells (VOWs), completed ongoing maintenance and monitoring of existing VOWs, trained volunteers in data collection, and collaborated with other organizations and citizens to […]
The STREAM program is continuing to move forward with the field season and monitoring. We have been collaborating with 2019 Year 1 participants virtually to ensure they are confident and ready to hit the streams and collect their Year 2 […]
Field work for the Living Lakes Canada Foreshore Integrated Management Planning in the Columbia Basin Program (i.e. Foreshore Inventory and Mapping, or FIM, surveys) was completed by three different consultants on four lakes (Windermere, Moyie, Whiteswan, and Whitetail lakes) this […]
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 […]
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.