Our Work in the Thompson
Thompson Flood Worrk
The Fraser Basin Council led a risk assessment on flood, landslide and debris flows throughout the Thompson River watershed – including the North Thompson, South Thompson, Nicola, Bonaparte and Thompson Rivers (from Kamloops to the Fraser/Thompson confluence at Lytton). This project completed in 2019: Learn more.
In 2019-2020, new flood projects are underway. Read about it.
Our Work in the Region
From forested mountainsides, whitewater rivers, and rolling grasslands to the bustle of growing city centres, the Thompson region is awe-inspiring. Rich in natural resources, the region supports forestry, mining, agriculture and tourism, and a diverse range of other economic activity. It’s a place people come to explore, vacation, and live. Today more than 175,000 people call the Thompson home.
The Fraser Basin Council is here to support projects to advance the social, economic and environmental health of the region ― particularly through collaborative decision-making and action.
Our services include facilitation of meetings and collaborative processes, project management, educational workshops, tours and publications, event organization, outreach and consultation, and more. We have experience helping communities as they plan and build partnerships on watershed management, natural resource sharing, interface fire and other issues. To learn more about any of our programs or services, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Shuswap Watershed Council Updates
The Shuswap is at risk of being invaded by aquatic invasive mussels. It sounds like a science fiction flick, doesn’t it? It’s not – it’s a very real threat, and we all need to do our part to prevent it.
Whether you’re a resident or a visitor to the Shuswap, whether you’re a boater, paddler, or fisher – you have a role to play. Find out how you can help.
Also, check out the new SWC Annual Highlights Report covering the second year of the Shuswap Watershed Council's program implementation. The report wraps up the year's achievements on water quality monitoring and coordination, water quality protection and safe recreation.
Nicola Symposium 2018
Thanks to everyone who was part of the first annual Nicola Symposium “Collaboration in a Sensitive Watershed,” hosted by the Fraser Basin Council, in collaboration with the Nicola
Some of the presentation slides are now available. See Nicola Basin Collaborative.