Nechako Watershed Roundtable
Envisioning a watershed that is healthy for generations to come
The Nechako Watershed Roundtable at UNBC's 2019 Green Day
2019 Annual Meeting Update
Nechako Watershed Roundtable Annual Meeting
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On June 18 the Nechako Watershed Roundtable made a presentation for the Budget 2020 provincial consultation.
The presentation focused on the role of the Nechako Watershed Roundtable, the services it provides, and funding needed for coordination of work, watershed and land planning processes, community compensation to support restoration and conservation, and support for First Nations in their work as stewards and protectors of water resources.
An outline is included in the presentation slidedeck.
IN THE WATERSHED
What's new in the Nechako? The video "Stream Monitoring for Change" for one thing! Grade 12 students at Nechako Valley Secondary School led the video production to showcase a stream monitoring program of School District 91 in Vanderhoof. Take a look to see how ecosystems and community health in the watershed are connected and to hear insights from students, teachers and community members.
The video was created in collaboration with a team member from UNBC's Integrated Watershed Research Group and is possible thanks to funding from the Rivershed Society of British Columbia.
The Nechako Watershed Roundtable thanks everyone who turned out for the Roundtable's November 2, 2018 annual meeting in the home of the Nadleh Whut'en in Nautley.
Here is a summary of the meeting:
Presentation slide decks from the meeting are also available (PDF):
Discussion focused on NWR activities, watershed health, response to wildfire events and risks to watershed health associated with them.
Statement of Concern
On October 19 the NWR Core Committee issued a statement to express concern for the health of the Nechako watershed following a decade of unprecedented wildfire and other changes in the watershed. Read the statement.
The Nechako Watershed Roundtable with the support of the Fraser Basin Council have completed the first version of the Nechako Watershed Strategy. An early priority of the Roundtable, the Strategy aims to identify priority issues and actions needed to advance watershed health; highlight activities and initiatives already underway; support enhanced coordination of current activities; and propose further actions to address the issues and concerns raised by community stakeholders. A summary report on the Nechako Watershed Strategy and the full Strategy are available for download:
Two resources on the Nechako Watershed you’ll want to check out: