Kootenay Lake Foreshore Inventory Mapping Open

This dataset contains the openly accessible data for the FIMP survey carried out on Kootenay Lake in 2012. Many of the areas around Kootenay Lake have historically been undeveloped natural areas. However, in recent years these rural or undeveloped lots are transitioning to recreation and single family type developments as people discover the opportunities that exist to develop the shoreline. These areas offer excellent retirement and recreational destinations. A high level of recreation occurs because Kootenay Lake is within a day’s drive from major centres in Alberta and BC, which makes it a potential option for recreational type property from many different areas. In addition to residential and recreational related development, other forms of land development including transportation, hydro-electric power generation, and agriculture also have an impact on the lake. Many of the upland areas that border the lake are still either Crown Lands, are Crown Lands under tenure or leases, or are undeveloped private parcels. The intent of this project is to provide a baseline overview of the shoreline condition of Kootenay Lake.

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Data Collection Organization Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd.
Data Steward Email santiago@livinglakescanada.ca
Citation Schleppe, J. and A. Cormano, 2013. Kootenay Lake Foreshore Inventory and Mapping and Aquatic Habitat Index. Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd. Project File: 12-952. July 2013. Prepared for: Kootenay Lake Partnership & Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Dataset Upload Year 2021
Funding Description Funding and or in-kind donations for this Project were provided by: Kootenay Lake Partnership, Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ktunaxa Nation, Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd.
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,Habitat,People and Perspectives,Technical Research Grade,Lentic,Lake,Land Use
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Brief description of location Shores of Kootenay Lake
Latitude 49.6393
Longitude -116.9194
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