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Cariboo-Chilcotin Watershed Work

FBC’s Cariboo-Chilcotin regional office is helping enhance collaborative watershed work in the region. This includes support for two watershed roundtables.

Horsefly River Roundtable

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Photo courtesy of Mike Conlin

The Horsefly River Roundtable brings together a variety of interests, including citizens, government agencies, industries and forest licensees, to maintain a healthy watershed. The focus is on coordinated management of resources, respect for all concerns, and cooperative, positive action.

The Roundtable is a registered non-profit society, and FBC provides secretariat support.

The Roundtable each year hosts the popular Horsefly River Salmon Festival. It also manages riparian habitat restoration projects on the Horsefly main stem, as well as in the Moffat and Woodjam sub-watershed, with a focus on sites impacted by past agricultural practices.

The Horsefly River sockeye run is recognized as one of the major sockeye systems in the province, and the Roundtable is in the process of seeking a “Fisheries Sensitive Watershed” designation for the Horsefly River watershed.

Roundtable participants include agricultural producers, the Land Conservancy of BC, regional staff from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Northern Shuswap Tribal Council, Xatśūll First Nation, Williams Lake Indian Band, fishing guides and community members.

Learn more at www.horseflyriver.ca.

San Jose Watershed Roundtable

The San Jose River flows northwest from Lac La Hache to Williams Lake in British Columbia’s Central Cariboo region. The river’s main tributaries include Borland Creek, Jones Creek, Missioner Creek and Knife Creek.

The San Jose River watershed is critical to the region and includes the aquifer that supplies the City of Williams Lake with most of its water.

The San Jose Watershed Roundtable was formed in 2013 following a workshop facilitated by FBC during which participants explored developments in collaborative watershed governance. Roundtable members include agricultural operators, community members and regional staff from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council, the Williams Lake Indian Band, Ducks Unlimited, City of Williams Lake, Cariboo Regional District and Interior Health.

The overarching goal of this collaborative group is to advance sustainable water management and use in the San Jose watershed by increasing awareness of watershed health issues among water users, the general public and decision-makers.

FBC provides secretariat support to the Roundtable and is helping participants assess options to formalize and carry out their work.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:
www.pluginbc.ca

BuySmart Network:
www.buysmartbc.com

BC Rural Network:
www.bcruralnetwork.ca

Rethinking our Water Ways:
www.rethinkingwater.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351
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