Happy Valentine’s Day!

“In everything there is a desire for love, for the relationship of unison with the rest of things.” D.H. Lawrence This Valentine’s Day, let’s show our love for our freshwater, our lakes, our rivers and streams. Go for a skate, […]

Think Like a Watershed

“Moving forward towards holistic watershed governance will require a new Canadian narrative based on our aboriginal heritage that is truly collaborative and inclusive” – John Ralston Saul Watershed governance is where democracy meets community. A systems approach, it strengthens collaboration between […]

Backgrounder: 14th Annual Living Lakes Conference in China

Members of Living Lakes Canada from Wildsight and the Lake Winnipeg Foundation represented Canada at the 14th Living Lakes Conference in Nanchang, China.  Kat Hartwig of Invermere, BC and Alex and Catherine Salki of Winnipeg, Manitoba were invited to present […]

14th Annual Living Lakes Conference in Nanchang China: Challenges and Reflections

This past November, I represented Living Lakes Canada and Wildsight at the 14th annual Living Lakes Conference in Nanchang, China. I was invited, along with Alex and Catherine Salki of Living Lakes Canada member organization, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, to […]

Featured Project

Foreshore Inventory Mapping in the Columbia Basin

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.

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