Restoring habitat for shore-spawning kokanee in Kootenay Lake
Creating spawning habitat at McDonalds Landing Regional Park: 80 m3 of clean spawning gravel was added to a 50-m-long stretch of water near the shoreline along the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, north of Nelson. It provides new habitat for declining shore-spawning kokanee and reduces the risk of redds being dewatered in the spring. Friends of Kootenay Lake led the project with help from the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and funding from the FWCP.
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Supporting endangered East Kootenay Whitebark Pine More than 5,700 whitebark pine seedlings were planted near Boswell, Kimberley, and the Kootenay Pass between Salmo and Creston. Whitebark pine is a endangered and keystone species in high-elevation […]
Meet our new Columbia Region board member Samara Kolasko Samara Kolasko is a biologist working in Revelstoke and has a M.Sc. from Simon Fraser University. She has six years of experience in terrestrial ecosystem conservation, […]