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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.

Annual Meetings

2023 Annual Meeting and Panel on Fire, Flood & Drought: Climate Adaptation in the Nechako Watershed

NWR 2023 Annual Meeting

The Nechako Watershed Roundtable held its 2023 Annual Meeting on November 7 at the Vanderhoof Community Event Centre. The event featured a panel and speaker series called "Fire, Flood & Drought: Climate Adaptation in the Nechako Watershed" on how major climatic events have impacted the people, environment and industry in the Nechako Watershed. There were updates from around the watershed and discussion on how the NWR could facilitate dialogue on climate adaptation and resiliency.

2022 Annual Meeting

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Nechako Watershed Roundtable (themed “Reconnecting: Collaboration Across the Watershed”) in October was an opportunity for members to connect in-person at the House of Ancestors “Uda Dune Baiyoh” Conference Centre in Prince George.

The event included updates from the NWR Co-Chairs, Youth Engagement and Lakes Monitoring Working Groups, a Nechako/Takla Portal demonstration, a Reconnecting Roundtable and updates on initiatives from around the watershed.

Take a look at the Annual Meeting Summary.

NWR Website

The new Nechako Watershed Roundtable

In February 2023 the Nechako Watershed Roundtable launched its own website at

Check out the site for news and events, information on the core committee and membership, a watershed map and details of NWR projects.  Plus, there's opportunity to share about your own project directly through the site. Visit & connect!

About the Roundtable

The Nechako Watershed — a magnificent river system in north-central BC — is facing significant challenges such as wildfire and drought, impacts of the mountain pine beetle epidemic and salvage logging, climate change, and the diversion of water out of the Nechako watershed. Effective stewardship of the Nechako Watershed is now critical to all future generations.

Different organizations have worked, and to continue to work, to improve the health of the Nechako. Most agree that activities could be better coordinated, limited resources be pooled more effectively, and decision-makers and the public be given more opportunities to learn about and engage for the health of the watershed.

A dialogue began back in 2012 among different bodies within the watershed, which informally became known as the Nechako Watershed Alliance. Their intent was to share information, explore common interests and brainstorm on the actions needed to advance watershed health.

In 2015 the Fraser Basin Council (FBC) collaborated with the Alliance and the Community Mapping Network to prepare an overview map and a Nechako Watershed Health Report.

Participants that year formed a watershed roundtable that includes representatives of government (Provincial, Local and First Nations), community groups, academic and research communities, and the general public.

Guided by a core leadership committee and with secretariat support from FBC, the Nechako Watershed Roundtable has since drafted and updated a Nechako watershed strategy and plans to undertake and advise on water stewardship activities in the Nechako River Basin.

NWR Strategic Plan

Curious to learn more? Read Nechako Watershed Roundtable Strategic Plan 2022-2026.

NWR's new strategic plan is here!

Contact Us

The Fraser Basin Council serves as secretariat for the Roundtable.

To learn more, visit the NWR website. And follow the Roundtable on Facebook and Instagram

Questions? Please contact:

NWR Coordinator:
E: | T: 250 960-0109



About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350