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Greater Vancouver–Sea to Sky Programs

Here are a few highlights on FBC initiatives of particular interest to those in the GVSS region.

Shannon Basin Survey

Work is beginning in the Fall of 2019 on a recreation management strategy for the greater Shannon Basin – an area encompassing the Stawamus Chief & Shannon Falls Provincial Parks and the Shannon Creek Watershed. If you are interested in recreation in this region, share your views through a new survey! Read about it.

Aquaculture Study

Last fall, Tides Canada Foundation and Ritchie Foundation approached FBC to commission an independent analysis of the economic potential of a land-based salmon aquaculture industry on Vancouver Island based on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) technology.  Learn more.

Regional Flood Strategy

Alberta’s devastating floods of 2013 left behind at least 6 billion dollars in damage. This is a poignant reminder of why flood prevention work is a critical investment. FBC is a long-time partner on flood management in BC, helping provincial and local decision-makers with studies, tools, mapping and resources. In 2013 we took the lead on a collaborative business plan to create a regional flood strategy for the Lower Fraser River region, with participation of different orders of government and the private sector.

Phase 1 is now completed and Phase 2 is underway. Learn more.

Salmon-Safe BC

salmon_safe_park.jpgSalmon-Safe BC is an eco-certification program that recognizes environmentally friendly management practices that protect Pacific salmon habitat and water quality.

The program is  available for agriculture and for BC municipalities and regional districts, developers and other private and public sector landowners. Certification can apply in urban, suburban and rural settings to such places as parks and natural areas, college or university campuses, business sites and residential developments. Learn more.

 

Plug in BC

FBC is part of Plug in BC — a multi-interest collaboration led by the Province to lay the groundwork for electric vehicles. We have administered provincial incentives that led to installation of Level 2 charging stations, available to members of the public and to fleets across BC, as well as charging stations in homes and workplaces. Learn more about EVs and charging stations at www.pluginbc.ca.

Climate Change Adaptation

FBC supports the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative, a federal-provincial initiative to encourage climate change adaptation in BC communities and resource sectors. Over 5,400 public and private sector leaders have been involved in projects or educational events, and many more communities have now created or are developing climate adaptation plans.

There are more than 140 adaptation tools and resources available for BC decision-makers, including flood management resources, plus top picks from other jurisdictions. Check out www.retooling.ca

Past Projects

Take a look at other regional work in the Greater Vancouver–Sea to Sky Region for some past regional projects.

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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