Work underway for a Gardom Lake Management Plan
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District would like to see a management plan for Gardom Lake for the benefit of area residents and visitors, now and in the future. The Fraser Basin Council is coordinating and facilitating a collaborative planning process, to be completed by the Spring of 2015. See what people have said they value about Gardom Lake, and what issues they would like addressed. A summary of input from a recent public meeting and online survey is now available, as well as draft Terms of Reference for a new Gardom Lake Planning Committee. Learn more.
posted on 10:58 AM, December 4, 2014
Are you curious about electric cars – and whether there’s one in your future? Be sure to check out Emotive. It’s a community to share information and build awareness on all things EV, in BC and beyond! Connect with Emotive on the web and Facebook to stay current on EV news, local ride & drive events, and the personal experiences of EV owners and drivers.
posted on 3:55 PM, November 3, 2014
A growing number of drivers are plugging into B.C.’s public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Over 350 of B.C.’s 550 public charging stations are tracked by Powertech Labs, a BC Hydro subsidiary, and the data show that the number of vehicle charging sessions at those stations doubled between August 2013 and August 2014. Read more.
posted on 11:54 AM, August 19, 2014
(August 6, 2014) The Fraser Basin Council directors and staff are deeply saddened by news of the Mount Polley Mine tailings dam failure and subsequent downstream impacts. FBC is following the situation closely and today issued a statement of support for affected communities. Read more.
Climate Adaptation Resources
The BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC) program has funded important tools for tackling flood risks associated with sea level rise. This is of particular interest to BC local authorities and professionals with responsibilities in flood hazard management.
See Adaptation Resources to download Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer: A Toolkit to Build Adaptive Capacity on Canada’s South Coasts and other resources on coastal adaptation.
Also visit ReTooling for Climate Change for a database of adaptation resources.
Join FBC's watersheds team for a virtual tour of the upper watersheds of the Fraser River Basin through the new interactive presentation — “Watersheds and Watershed Health in the Upper Fraser.”
Here’s an introduction to watershed function, water quantity & quality, sensitive habitat and ecosystems, climate change impacts in the region and more. Explore the topics that interest you most, have fun with our interactive quizzes, and see what steps you can take close to home.
Ready to get your feet wet? Start here!
Looking for a good wrap-up of FBC's work in 2013-2014?
Check out our report Sustainability Action: 2013-2014 Annual Highlights.