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Nechako Watershed Roundtable

Envisioning a watershed that is healthy for generations to come

The Nechako Watershed Roundtable is a collaborative initiative to protect and improve the health of the Nechako watershed for future generations. The NWR includes representation from BC First Nations, the Province of BC, local governments and other agencies and organizations having responsibilities and interests in the watershed.

Learn more about us in About the NWR.

Youth Canoe Trip

NWR youth canoe trip in August 2021

On August 7 the Youth Engagement Working Group  of the NWR coordinated a canoe trip with youth on the Nechako River. Thanks to all who took part and made this trip possible!

The trip took youth from the Braeside boat launch down to Riverside Park in Vanderhoof, making stops along the way to learn about salmon, sturgeon, and other aspects of the watershed. This trip served as a pilot canoe trip that we hope will continue to take place each summer and will serve as an entry point for youth to become involved in local watershed organizations, and the NWR’s new emerging initiative, the NWR Youth Committee.

The Youth River Trip was been planned as a partnership between many groups, including the NWR’s Youth Engagement Working Group, the Rivershed Society of B.C., the Nechako Water and Environment Stewardships Society (NEWSS), and School District 91. These project partners see youth as important players who are critical to the ensuring the long-term health of our communities and watershed. Huge thanks to the many volunteers who made this trip possible.

Strategic Planning Process - Thanks for your help!

Thanks to everyone who has supported the NWR in our mission to protect and improve the health of the Nechako watershed for future generations.

Special thanks to those who participated in a recent survey to inform our next strategic plan. Watch for the draft plan this fall!

To learn more about the strategic planning process, check out this one-page briefing Launch of Strategic Planning Process!: Nechako Watershed Roundtable.



NWR Video Project for Youth

The Nechako Watershed Roundtable has engaged youth to participate in the production of a video to depict the many narratives of the Nechako watershed. The film will highlight the NWR, the Nechako watershed and the communities of the Nechako watershed through the voices of youth participants. A youth workshop for the project was held in 2020, and filming took place in three communities around the watershed in March 2021. Watch for updates!


To learn more about the project or to get involved, please email .

July 2020

First Nations Representatives Needed for Core Committee

The Nechako Watershed Roundtable Core Committee has two seats open for First Nations representatives.

First Nations government candidates are nominated by their respective organizations. Candidates subsequently submit to the Nechako Watershed Roundtable an application (available from the Secretariat) and a formal letter of appointment from their organization. Current Core Committee members will decide on the approval of incoming members.

For more about the NWR Core Committee structure, function and member recruitment, see:

Scenic of the Nechako watershed

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.

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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