Columbia Lake Foreshore Inventory Mapping Open 2021

This dataset contains the openly accessible data for the FIMP survey carried out on Columbia Lake in 2021. Columbia Lake is located in the southern interior of British Columbia (BC), near Canal Flats and Fairmont Hot Springs, BC. In response to concerns over the fast pace of development and potential for important fish and wildlife habitat to be lost, Foreshore Inventory and Mapping (FIM) was conducted in 2009 and included FIM field surveys, the development of an Aquatic Habitat Index (AHI) and corresponding Shoreline Management Guidelines (SMG). Twelve years had passed since the original FIM was conducted and there was an interest in updating the previous field surveys and corresponding analyses to evaluate rates of change (e.g., development), observe whether integrated policies have been working, identify additional important habitat and species at risk and update the Columbia Lake FIM dataset using standard Foreshore Integrated Management Planning (FIMP) methods that were updated in 2020.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset Collection Organization Wood Environmental
Dataset Steward Email cbwaterhub@livinglakescanada.ca
Dataset Citation Wood Canada Ltd. 2022. Columbia Lake Foreshore Integrated Management Planning – 2021. Report Prepared for Living Lakes Canada, Nelson, BC. 48 pp. + 6 App.
Dataset Upload Year 2022
Dataset Earliest Record Start Date 2021-04-01
Dataset Latest Record End Date 2022-03-31
Dataset Funding Description Living Lakes Canada gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk (CNFASAR) and the Real Estate Foundation of BC’s (REFBC) Healthy Watersheds Initiative for its contribution to the Foreshore Inventory Mapping and Shoreline Development Guidance for Columbia Basin Species at Risk project.
Dataset Data Disclaimer No warranty or guarantee exists that the information is accurate, complete, current, or suitable for any purpose. The individual user must confirm the accuracy of the data and whether it will be appropriate for their purpose.
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Brief description of dataset location Columbia Lake
Dataset Type Lake
Dataset Keywords FIMP,Fish,GIS data,Land Use,Lake,Habitat
Dataset Latitude 50.230323
Dataset Longitude -115.852895
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