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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.

New 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!

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.

2022 NWR Annual Meeting Summary

Contact Us

The Fraser Basin Council serves as secretariat for the Roundtable.

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

Questions? Please contact:

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



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

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.