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Advancing Watershed Sustainability

On the riverIn 2016 Fraser Basin Council completed a three-year collaboration with the BC Wildlife Federation to advance watershed conservation and sustainability in BC. The goal of the project has been to educate British Columbians on the importance of watershed sustainability and protecting BC’s diverse and unique aquatic resources. It has also strengthened capacity in BC to achieve healthy, sustainable watersheds.

Reports, presentations, tools and resources have been developed or are in development on topics such as:

  • watershed health indicators and mapping
  • keys to successful watershed governance
  • funding and delivery models
  • watershed management activities and
  • natural resource practices.

The BC Wildlife Federation and FBC are pleased to share project papers and other materials as they are completed.

Advancing Watershed Sustainability Resources

Year 3 Resources (2015-2016)

Advancing Watershed Health and Sustainability in BC (May 27, 2016) Workshop Materials


  • Overview – Steve Litke, Fraser Basin Council

Panel – "Evolving Legislation, Policy, Regulation, and Assessment" included these presentations:

Panel – "Collaborative Governance in 2016 and Beyond" included these presentations:

Watershed Management Discussion Papers

Year 2 Resources (2014-2015)

Advancing Watershed Sustainability in BC (2015) Workshop Materials


The above slide deck includes the following presentations:

  • Introduction – Steve Litke, Fraser Basin Council
  • Collaborative Watershed Governance: Keys to Success and Case Studies in BC
    – Theresa Fresco, Fraser Basin Council
  • Financial Mechanisms and Models for Collaborative Watershed Governance
    – Steve Litke, Fraser Basin Council
  • Natural Resource Practices Board – Al Martin, BCWF

Watershed Management Discussion Papers

Webinar Presentations

Year 1 Resources (2013-2014)

Advancing Watershed Sustainability in BC (2014) Workshop Materials

Watershed Management Discussion Papers



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To learn more about this project, please contact:

Steve Litke, Senior Program Manager, Watersheds and Water Resources
T: 604 488-5358 | E:

Theresa Fresco, Program Coordinator, Watersheds and Water Resources
T: 604 488-5361 | E:



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:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake 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