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See where we've been in over the past year - check out our 2016-2017 Annual Highlights!
Fraser River Tours for Community Volunteers
It's a 20th Anniversary Celebration!
The Fraser Basin Council turned 20 in 2017. FBC Chair Colin Hansen (centre) made the ceremonial cut of FBC's anniversary cake at a special gathering on June 14, alongside Ian Waddell (left), a Past Chair of the Fraser Basin Management Board (FBC's predecessor) and Charles Jago, Past Chair of FBC. Thanks to all the Directors and staff, past and present, as well as close friends, who came to celebrate with us. You are our inspiration as we move into our third decade of service to advance sustainability across the Fraser Basin and throughout BC.
Our gratitude to all the friends of FBC who made personal donations in honour of our 20th Anniversary. Special thanks to these businesses for their generous support:
SWC Highlights from 2016-2017
Check out the new Annual Highlights Report covering the first year of the Shuswap Watershed Council's program implementation. The report wraps up the year's achievements on water quality monitoring and coordination, water quality protection and safe recreation. FBC serves as program manager for the SW
Our 2016-2021 Strategic Plan: Advancing Sustainability Solutions will help guide the Fraser Basin Council into our third decade of service.
The five-year plan reflects the Council’s strategic priorities, the way in which we carry out our work and how we define our success. Inspirational and practical, this is the framework for annual operating plans, partnerships, work plans and all decisions to devote time, money and energy to fulfillment of the Fraser Basin Council’s mandate. Take a look.
FBC is seeking a Project Manager to implement a three-year initiative of the Monitoring and Compliance Panel to improve Chinook and Coho catch monitoring in recreational and Aboriginal fisheries in the southern waters of the Strait of Georgia and the Fraser Basin.
Find details in Careers.
RFG2018 - Call for Abstracts
Resources for Future Generations is a global forum in Vancouver (June 16-21, 2018) to explore the future of natural resources and the interplay among Earth, Energy, Minerals and Water — as well as non-technical themes such as Resources & Society and Education & Knowledge.
The deadline for abstracts is quickly approaching, so don't delay: January 15. Find details on the RFG2018 site.
Wild Salmon Policy Update
Fisheries and Oceans Canada held public open houses in BC and Yukon this fall to provide details and receive feedback on its draft plan to implement Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (Wild Salmon Policy). FBC provided support at three of the sessions.
There is still opportunity for public comment on the implementation plan through December 15, 2017.
Flood Strategy Update
Phase 2 of the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy is underway.
Find an overview and update in the Flood Strategy Briefing: Bulletin 1: September, 2017..
User Guide to Water Quality Data
The Shuswap Watershed Council is offering an easy-to-follow guide to accessing water quality data from provincial databases.
Interested in learning more about water quality? Take a look.