St Mary Lake Foreshore Inventory Mapping Open

This dataset contains the open accessible data and reports for the FIMP survey carried out in St Mary Lake in 2011. St. Mary Lake and the associated watershed contribute fresh water and nutrients to the Columbia basin within the Rocky Mountain trench. The lake and its tributaries support resident populations of burbot, kokanee, mountain whitefish, rainbow trout, and westslope cutthroat trout. Bull trout and Dolly Varden are also known to occur. Coarse species such as longnose sucker 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), song birds, large game (e.g., deer and moose), and numerous other species of birds and small mammals. The federally endangered caribou occurs within the St. Mary watershed.

Data and Resources

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. St. Mary Lake Foreshore Inventory and Mapping and Aquatic Habitat Index. 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 or in kind donations for this Project were provided by : East Kootenay Integrated Lake Management Partnership, Columbia Basin Trust Environmental Initiatives Program, Canadian Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fishery Commission, Wildsight
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 Shores of St Mary Lake
Latitude 49.6101
Longitude -116.19428
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