Lake Koocanusa Foreshore Inventory Mapping Open

This dataset contains the openly accessible data for the FIMP survey carried out in Lake Koocanusa in 2016. Lake Koocanusa is a reservoir formed by the completion of the Libby Dam in Montana in 1973. This transboundary reservoir extends 140 km between Wardner, BC and Libby, Montana. This study focuses on the Canadian portion of the lake. The East Kootenay Integrated Lake Management Partnership (EKILMP) commissioned VAST Resource Solutions Inc. (VAST) to complete this project. The purpose of this Sensitive Habitat Inventory and Mapping (SHIM) project for Lake Koocanusa is to provide baseline information on foreshore condition and environmental values to aid in future decision- making.

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Field Value
Data Collection Organization VAST Resource Solutions Inc
Data Steward Email santiago@livinglakescanada.ca
Citation VAST Resource Solutions Inc. 2017. Lake Koocanusa Foreshore Inventory and Mapping and Aquatic Habitat Index. Dataset prepared for the East Kootenay Integrated Lake Management Partnership. Prepared by J. Romeo, D. Hlushak, I. Adams and B. Meunier.
Dataset Upload Year 2021
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Funding Description Funding and in-kind contributions by: Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO), East Kootenay Integrated Lake Management Partnership (EKILMP), Lake Koocanusa Community Council, Canadian Columbia River Inter-tribal Fisheries Commission, Living Lakes Canada
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,Land Use
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Brief description of location Lake Koocanusa shores
Latitude 49.0199
Longitude -115.1698
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