Groundwater level monitoring now underway in three new Volunteer Observation Wells

July has been a very busy month for the Columbia Basin Groundwater Monitoring Program. Groundwater level monitoring equipment has been installed in wells in Canal Flats, north of Skookumchuk, and south of Silverton.  Many thanks to the well owners for […]

Lake Appreciation Month reflections

This year, the Province of BC joined Ontario and 11 U.S. states in proclaiming July as Lakes Appreciation Month to recognize the importance of protecting the health of lakes.  According to the World Atlas website, BC has over 20,000 lakes […]

Friends of Kootenay Lake’s CABIN Training Program

July 29 - 30 2020

THIS EVENT IS INVITE-ONLY.  This summer the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FOKLSS) will be launching their latest citizen science water monitoring program on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. This is year one of a three-year monitoring program […]

Columbia Basin Water Hub in testing phase

We are excited to present a new information handout explaining the Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Collaborative and the associated Columbia Basin Water Hub (click the cover image below to view or download the PDF): As acting secretariat of the Monitoring […]

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 […]


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