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Other Watershed Work

The FBC Thompson region often supports projects for the sustainable management of watersheds and natural resources. Here are examples of past partnership events in this region. Contact us for more information.

Eco-Health, Ecosystems and Watersheds Workshop

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An aerial view of the serpentine coils of the Nicola River at Merritt. Photo courtesy of Picture BC.

The Coldwater Indian Band and Fraser Basin Council co-hosted a workshop in Merritt on October 19-20, 2011, offering participants a closer look at connections between human health and local ecosystems, opportunities to integrate science and traditional ecological knowledge in watershed management, and ways to forge stronger working relationships among First Nations, watershed managers, environmental health officers and others. Here’s a look at the workshop summary.

Fostering Collaborative Responses to Hydrological Changes in the Nicola Watershed

On March 30 and 31, 2011 the Fraser Basin Council, Environment Canada and Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition hosted "Fostering Collaborative Responses to Hydrological Changes in the Nicola Watershed." The workshop explored several key issues: What are researchers finding out about hydrological changes caused by the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation and a changing climate? What are the real-world impacts? How can we enhance collaboration to respond to these impacts and minimize them?

All presenters and participants — 50 in all, from multiple sectors —shared their expertise and experience. They also worked on identifying information gaps and canvassing opportunities for greater collaboration on water allocation, land use planning, and fisheries and ecosystems. The workshop brought together ranchers, agrologists, hydrologists, engineers, foresters, elected officials, elders, students, concerned citizens and other interested people across several sectors.

Read more in the workshop summary.

2010 and 2011 Workshops on Hydrological Changes in Interior Watersheds Relating to Climate Change and Mountain Pine Beetle

A Summary of Hydrological Changes as a Result of Mountain Pine Beetle and a Changing Climate in Interior Watersheds offers those in the BC Interior a look at the science on Mountain Pine Beetle infestations and related changes in hydrology. The summary is a concise, easy-to-understand synopsis of expert presentations at two workshops co-hosted by the Fraser Basin Council, Environment Canada, MITACS, and the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition in 2010 and 2011. Download the report to read about:

  • key findings from current research and implications at the sub-watershed level
  • lessons learned for the benefit of other Interior watersheds
  • recommendations for further research and multi-interest collaboration.

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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