Restoring habitat for shore-spawning kokanee in Kootenay Lake

Project Year: 2021-2022

Multi-year Project

McDonalds Landing spawning substrate Photo: A. Glass

Project Lead

Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society


Columbia Region

West Kootenay

Project Type

Monitoring & Evaluation

FWCP Contribution


Action Plan Alignment

Reservoirs & Large Lakes

Project ID


Shore Spawning Kokanee Restoration & Research Project: Year 2

This multi-year project focuses on collecting data and restoring habitat for declining shore-spawning kokanee in the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.

In 2020, spawning substrate was added below the low-water mark to encourage spawning in areas not affected by the fluctuating hydrograph. This year, the project will include comprehensive monitoring of the shore-spawning kokanee as well as data collection.