FBC's Work in the Region
The Fraser Basin Council Thompson staff support projects to advance social, economic and environmental health in the region ― through facilitation, project management and engagement services.
Learn about FBC programs in the Thompson:
FBC also facilitates community wildfire roundtables, including:
In addition, FBC delivers BC-wide programs that serve the region. These include:
The Fraser Basin Council provides program management services to the Shuswap Watershed Council, which works on initiatives to protect, maintain and enhance water quality and to promote safe recreation in the Shuswap.
About the Region
The Thompson Region has a deep history, diverse landscapes and modern amenities.
Kamloops is the largest city and hub of the region’s economy, which includes forest industries, mining, agriculture, regional trade, education and training, manufacturing and tourism. Transportation and logistics, bio-energy, technology, and financial, professional, health and public services are also part of the economy.
Spanning 56,000 square km across BC’s southern Interior, FBC's Thompson region is defined primarily by watershed boundaries. On this basis, the region encompasses the North Thompson, South Thompson, Thompson/Nicola and Bridge-Seton watersheds as well as part of the Fraser Canyon.
From the standpoint of regional district boundaries, it includes the Thomson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD); some communities in the eastern Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD); the western portions of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD); and communities such as Lumby in the northern part of the North Okanagan Regional District (NORD). Municipalities of the Thompson include Ashcroft, Barriere, Blue River, Cache Creek, Chase, Clearwater, Clinton, Enderby, Kamloops, Lillooet, Logan Lake, Lumby, Lytton, Merritt, Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Sun Peaks.
The Thompson Region is home to and includes the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples of the Nle?kepmxc'in, Secwepemcstin (Shuswap), Statimcets (Lillooet) and Okanagan language groups. First Nations in the region include Ashcroft, Boothroyd, Cook's Ferry, Kanaka Bar, Lytton, Nicomen, Oregon Jack Creek, Siska, Skuppah, Upper Nicola, Adams Lake, Bonaparte, Little Shuswap Lake, Neskonlith, Simpcw First Nation, Skeetchestn, Spallumcheen, Splats’in, Tk'emlups te Secwepemc, Whispering Pines, Cayoose Creek, Seton Lake, Coldwater, Lower Nicola, Nooaitch, Shackan, High Bar, N'Quatqua, Bridge River, Ts'kw'aylaxw, T'it'q'et and Xax’lip