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Accomplishments

The Fraser Basin Council has helped deliver well over 100 initiatives in the Fraser Basin and across BC and many other smaller projects in the past 16 years, thanks to our many partners and champions for sustainability in every sector.

Here are a few of the Fraser Basin Council’s shared successes. We look forward to many more!

  • Sustainability Indicators: Published comprehensive Sustainability Snapshot indicators reports, and several regional reports, on the health of the Fraser Basin to raise awareness and encourage action across sectors on economic, social and environmental issues
  • Community Sustainability Planning: Worked with over 100 local governments and 26 First Nations across BC on community sustainability planning
  • Climate Change Adaptation: Supported communities and sectors across BC in assessing the impacts of climate change and planning for climate change adaptation
  • Flood Management: Helped BC communities take preventative action on flood hazard management, including on the Fraser River (Fraser Valley), Nechako River (Prince George) and Naver Creek (Hixon)
  • Interface Fire Planning: Supported BC communities in interface fire planning (Williams Lake and area and Quesnel)
  • Invasive Plant Council: Developed a BC-wide strategy on invasive plants and launched the Invasive Plant Council of BC  — which has received national recognition ― and which recently expanded its scope to include all invasive species
  • E3 Fleet Review and Rating: Spearheaded Canada’s first program to review fleet performance and offer ratings for excellence in fleet management (E3 Fleet Program)
  • Greening BC's Fleets: Supported multiple innovations for BC fleets, helping them learn about hybrid vehicles, alternative fuels, electric vehicles and cleaner trucking technologies
  • Idle Free BC: Helped BC communities participate in Idle Free BC, a widely recognized campaign to curb unnecessary vehicle idling
  • Britannia Mine: Played a pivotal early role in the remediation of North America’s worst acid rock drainage problem at the site of the former Britannia Mine
  • Sustainable Fish and Fisheries: Improved Fraser Basin salmon habitat, stock management, fisheries information and related outreach, with a high level of Aboriginal engagement and many working partnerships for the health of BC fisheries through the Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program.
  • Shuswap and Mara Lake Planning: Helped launch and support the development of a planning process for the Shuswap Lakes system
  • Nechako Watershed Council: Helped in the formation of the multi-interest Nechako Watershed Council to support the health and viability of the watershed, which included advice on enhancements downstream of the Kenney dam
  • Olympics Sustainability Performance: Chaired the first-ever Board Advisory Committee on Sustainability Performance for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
  • Drinking Water Protection: Led a panel of independent experts, resulting in provincial legislation on drinking water protection
  • Fraser River Debris Trap: Negotiated multi-party, annual agreements (ultimately leading to a long-term funding agreement) to maintain the Fraser River debris trap, which avoids at least $8 million yearly in downstream clean-up and repair costs.

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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