Kootenay Lake Foreshore Inventory Mapping Open 2021

This dataset contains the openly accessible data for the FIMP survey carried out on Kootenay Lake in 2021. The key objective of this study was to update the original FIMP that was conducted in 2012 on Kootenay Lake (Schleppe and Cormano 2016), and to document changes that have occurred over the nine-year period since the last survey. The desire to live and recreate in the Kootenay Region of British Columbia (BC), combined with the generally positive economic climate, has resulted in rapid population growth and urban development. Lake foreshore (or shoreline) residential development pressures (both permanent and seasonal) have especially increased. Kootenay Lake, with its approximate 400 km of shoreline, has seen a pronounced amount of this growth. This development inevitably impacts the natural foreshore environment. Unfortunately, these impacts can diminish the natural values that draw people to live and recreate along the foreshore in the first place.

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Dataset Collection Organization Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd. and Lotic Environmental Ltd.
Dataset Steward Email cbwaterhub@livinglakescanada.ca
Dataset Citation Schleppe, J.1, and S. McPherson2. 2022. Kootenay Lake Foreshore Integrated Management Planning. Prepared for Living Lakes Canada. Prepared by: Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd.1, and Lotic Environmental Ltd.2
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 Kootenay Lake
Dataset Type Lake
Dataset Keywords FIMP,Fish,GIS data,Habitat,Land Use,Lake
Dataset Latitude 49.6393
Dataset Longitude -116.9194
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