Foreshore Integrated Management Planning

Foreshore Integrated Management Planning (FIMP — also known as Sensitive Habitat Inventory Mapping or SHIM) is a methodology developed in partnership with Fisheries and Ocean Canada. It maps shoreline habitats, assesses habitat value and establishes Shoreline Development Guidelines to conserve ecosystems, support climate resiliency, protect species of conservation concern and provide best management practices to decision-makers, stakeholders, and shoreline property owners. Beginning in 2019, Living Lakes Canada entered a four-year Contribution Agreement with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and their Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk Program. The Project is reviewing and revising the FIMP methodology and mapping (or re-mapping) 6-8 lakes in the Columbia Basin to assess the rate of change in ecological and urban development parameters.