Jimsmith Lake Foreshore Inventory Mapping Open

This dataset contains the openly accesible data for the FIMP survey carried out in Jimsmith Lake in 2010. Jimsmith Lake and the associated watershed contribute fresh water and nutrients to the Columbia basin within the Rocky Mountain Trench. According to the BC Fisheries Information Summary System (FISS), the lake and its tributaries historically supported resident populations of burbot, rainbow trout, and westslope cutthroat trout. Over time, rainbow and cutthroat trout have been replaced by non-native game fish including eastern brook trout, largemouth bass, and yellow perch. Coarse species such as redside shiner also occur, which provide forage for other fish. The shoreline and associated riparian areas also provide important habitat for a wide variety of wildlife species, including raptors (e.g., osprey, bald eagles), songbirds, large game (e.g., deer and moose), and numerous other species of birds and small mammals.

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Additional Info

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Data Collection Organization Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd.
Data Steward Email santiago@livinglakescanada.ca
Citation Schleppe, J. and A. Patterson. 2011. Jimsmith Lake Shoreline Management Guidelines. Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd. Project File: 10-682. Prepared for: East Kootenay Integrated Lake Management Partnership.
Dataset Upload Year 2021
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Funding Description Funding and in-kind contributions by : East Kootenay Integrated Lake Management Partnership, Columbia Basin Turst Environmental Initiatives Program, Jimsmith Lake Community Asociation, and Canadian Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fishery Commission
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.
Data Type Lake
Keywords GIS data,Land Use,Habitat
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Brief description of location Jimsmith Lake shores
Latitude 49.48114748
Longitude -115.8473807
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