Nicola Basin Collaborative
Beginning in 2016-2017, the Fraser Basin Council has engaged a number of agencies and private land owners to work on a collaborative plan to identify, prioritize and address issues in the Nicola watershed.
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Update! Strategic Plan Design for Communication, Projects and Research
In 2016-2017 the Nicola Basin Collaborative oversaw a Strategic Plan Design for Communication, Projects and Research in the Nicola River Basin.
The goals and objectives of the plan are aimed at:
Past Nicola Watershed Work
The Fraser Basin Council has helped support watershed work in the Nicola for a number of years.
In the Fall of 2012 the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the City of Merritt began a planning process for Nicola Lake. Thanks to the efforts of a multi-sector Nicola Lake Working Group and public input, a Nicola Lake Action Plan was completed in mid-2013. FBC served as secretariat for the Working Group.
A Nicola Lake Steering Committee subsequently took on responsibility for implementing key portions of the Nicola Lake Plan and to report to the public on its work. Priority projects for 2013-2015 included a management regime for Eurasian watermilfoil, learning more about nutrients coming into the lake and tributaries, reducing lakeshore erosion and sediment flows, educating the public about key issues, and exploring sustainable lake-based tourism opportunities. 2015-2016 projects included work on the Nicola Water Management Tool. The Steering Committee concluded that there would be value in a watershed-wide plan if funding were available.
Read about the Nicola Lake planning process and projects from 2013-2016.