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Upper Fraser Watersheds:
Education & Stewardship

FBC encourages people to understand and take steps to support healthy watersheds. Here’s a look at what's currently underway in the Upper Fraser.

Nechako Watershed Indicators


A sunny winter’s day on the bank of the Nechako River. FBC recently developed an indicators framework to help assess watershed health, to be adapted for the Nechako Basin this year. Photo: City of Prince George via Flickr.*

The Fraser Basin Council recently developed a framework of watershed indicators to help assess the health of watersheds at a local or regional scale. The framework is intended to benefit local, regional and First Nations governments, community organizations and provincial and federal agencies in carrying out their responsibilities in BC’s watersheds.

The watershed indicators framework identifies key indicators in five theme areas:

  1. Water quality and quantity
  2. Fish and wildlife
  3. Ecosystems
  4. Resource use
  5. Resource conservation

The indicators framework was developed by FBC in 2013/2014 with funding from BC Wildlife Federation and Moore Foundation. It is one component of a three-year watershed project. The framework will be piloted this year for the Nechako Basin to identify indicators and analyze available data and information specific to this region, through additional funding support from Environment Canada.

The project is being implemented in collaboration with the members of the Nechako Watershed Alliance. This is a new group, which has emerged over the past two years and includes local, provincial and federal government representatives as well as non-government organizations, UNBC’s Integrated Watershed Research Group and interested citizens.

Learn more about the watershed indicators framework and other watershed work in Watersheds and Water Resources. [Link to main page or a specific program page on the BCWF group of projects within that section.]

The Fraser Basin Council has assisted on earlier initiatives in the Nechako Basin: see Other Regional Work.

* Photo by Flickr Creative Commons


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.

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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.