Water Quality in the Shuswap
2011-2012 water quality monitoring results of the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process show that, in most locations in and around Shuswap and Mara Lakes, water quality is good. Most samples met government safety guidelines for drinking water and recreation and also for livestock, fish and wildlife protection. In certain lake locations, rivers and streams, however, high concentration of phosphorus, nitrogen or fecal coliform were found, flagging the need for a management strategy to prevent water quality deterioration.
The monitoring continues through 2013. FBC provides administrative support to the project.
Find details in the Summary: 2011-2012 Water Quality Monitoring Results.
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New! Youth Committee Stewardship video. FBC’s Youth Committee members have been busy! Their new Stewardship Legacy Project video features three inspirational stewardship success stories in BC – part of the legacy created by the Fraser Salmon and Watersheds program. A special thanks to Ruth Legg, Erina Park, Natalya Melnychuk, Eddie Rothschild and Neelam Minas for their great work on the video and to FBC Program Coordinator Theresa Fresco who brought it all together.
posted on 11:08 AM, January 16, 2014
January 15, 2014
Colin Hansen becomes the fifth Chair of FBC's Board of Directors, effective March 31, 2014.
Mr. Hansen will succeed Dr. Charles Jago CM, OBC, former President of the University of Northern British Columbia, who became Chair of the Fraser Basin Council in 2006 and is completing his third and final term of service.
Mr. Hansen recently completed a distinguished career in the public service. He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1996 to 2013, as British Columbia’s Deputy Premier from 2009 to 2011, and as a Minister of Finance, Health Services, and Economic Development.
posted on 2:15 PM, November 1, 2013
Salmon-Safe certification is now available for urban and suburban lands in BC — including parks, business sites, campuses and residential developments to reocognize environmentally friendly management practices that help protect Pacific salmon habitat and water quality. Read about it.
posted on 10:16 AM, June 4, 2013
Looking for a quick update on FBC? Read Sustainability Matters: Annual Highlights 2012-2013. This report offers a synopsis of key FBC programs and services and our work of the past year on climate change and air quality, healthy watersheds and water resources, and sustainable, resilient regions and communities.
BC Rural Summit
The 2014 BC Rural Summit - Creativity, Communications, and Collaboration will explore new innovative solutions to the challenges & opportunities facing BC’s remote rural communities. The Summit is designed to provide a broad focus for specific workshop and session topics. More details here.
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.