Windermere Lake Foreshore Inventory Mapping Open 2020

This dataset contains the opena ccess data and reports for the FIMP survey carried out in Windermere Lake in 2020. Windermere Lake is located in the southern interior of BC in the Rocky Mountain Trench. The lake is located near the Columbia River headwaters. The two largest communities are the District of Invermere and the community of Windermere. Windermere Lake has seen a high demand for secondary recreational and investment properties. These developments inevitably impact the natural foreshore environment through removal of riparian and aquatic vegetation, and installation of modifications such as marinas, groynes, retaining walls, and docks. Unfortunately, these impacts can diminish the natural values that draw people to live and recreate along the foreshore in the first place. Ultimately, the goal is to maintain a balance between anthropogenic and natural values to the benefit of all residents and species that rely upon the lake.

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Data Collection Organization Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd.
Data Steward Email santiago@livinglakescanada.ca
Citation Schleppe, J., and S. McPherson. 2021. Windermere Lake Foreshore Integrated Management Planning. Prepared for Living Lakes Canada. Prepared by: Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd.1, and Lotic Environmental Ltd.
Dataset Upload Year 2021
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Funding Description This project was funded by Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk Program.
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 Habitat,GIS data,Land Use
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Brief description of location Shores of Windermere Lake
Latitude 50.4536
Longitude -115.9965
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