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Community Mapping

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a map is that many times over! For decision-makers, interactive online maps are a particularly rich resource. They offer a visual interpretation of multiple layers of data and can be customized and reworked on the fly.

The Fraser Basin Council has worked with partners in the Thompson region, including the Community Mapping Network (CMN), to make new maps publicly available. Here are examples.

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Shuswap Lake Watershed Atlas

This atlas supports decision-making on proposed shoreline developments in the Shuswap region. Agencies can use the map to help identify and monitor the ecological condition of the shoreline and evaluate fish and fisheries values. For background, see SLIPP.

Find the SLWA Atlas on the Community Mapping Network.

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Breastfeeding-friendly, family-friendly places in Kamloops

CMN has produced this Google map to give a hand to families who are looking for places that happily accommodate babies and small children. This is a partnership of TRU Nursing, United Way, Make Children First, Fraser Basin Council and Interior Health.

Check it out!

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Kamloops-South Thompson Sustainable Community Atlas

The City of Kamloops, Fraser Basin Council and a number of other partners have worked with the Community Mapping Network to establish this atlas on Kamloops and environs. Layers include:

  • Community food security
  • Community assets
  • Emergency management
  • Socio-economic factors
  • Recreation and tourism
  • Species and habitat
  • Economic development
  • Heritage and culture
  • Geology.

The Sustainable Community Atlas is available on the Community Mapping Network.

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North Thompson Sustainability Watershed Atlas

Layers include land cover, official community plans, private land, zoning, agricultural land reserve, commercial recreation zones, aquifers, floodplain boundaries, species, habitat capability, traplines, outfitter territories and dams.

Visit the Watershed Atlas and watch a YouTube video describing the atlas and support tools.

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

E3 Fleet/Green Fleets BC:
www.e3fleet.com

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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