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CBWN Spring Meeting and AGM Notes and Recordings

Spring Meeting Notes and Recordings

CBWN Board of Directors

We are delighted to announce our new Board of Directors for 2018-2019

Maggie Romuld, President
Tara Lynne Clapp, Vice President
Alan Thomson, Treasurer
Richard Johnson (Slocan Solutions and SWAMP), Secretary
Thea Rodgers (Lake Windermere Ambassadors), Director at Large
Kat Hartwig (Living Lakes Canada), Director at Large

For biographic information on our new Board, please click here.


Green Shores Level I

August 11, 2018 | Invermere, BC | Free
Lake Windermere Ambassadors and the Stewardship Centre of BC are offering a one-day Level 1 workshop in Invermere to introduce participants to the Green Shores program, including its rationale, benefits, and application. The content is of interest to elected officials, landowners, municipal staff, conservation organizations, real estate agents, and others who have a general interest in shoreline ecosystem protection.

Topics covered include an overview of shoreline ecology and governance, followed by an introduction to the Green Shores credit and rating system. A visit to local shorelines allows participants to consider the concepts in a practical setting. The workshop concludes with a guided group discussion around how to implement key concepts and put new learning into practice.

These workshops are offered free of charge thanks to sponsorship by our government partners, the Sitka Foundation, and the Real Estate Foundation BC.

REGISTRATION: Registration is now open for the Invermere / Lake Windermere workshop. Register by phone at 250-472-4747 (Mon. to Fri., 8:30-4:30) or online.


Watershed Systems 1

June 21 & 22, 2018, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Silver King Campus, Nelson BC

Join Kim Green, PhD, P.Geo., a Selkirk College research scientist and senior consultant with Apex Geoscience Consultants Ltd, on an exploration of Watershed Systems. Watersheds provide many essential services of nature and facilitate the movement of sediment, nutrients and freshwater from headwater regions to downstream rivers, lakes and oceans. This 2-day immersive course is intended to provide wildland resource managers, planners and technicians with a holistic understanding of watershed systems and the skills to recognize some of the key hydrogeomorphic processes affecting watershed and stream channel response that can be influenced by forest and resource management activities. Field-day component on both days so please dress appropriately. 

Cost: $750.00

Please register ASAP, a few spots are left

For more information and to register

Community Forest Expansion

Photo courtesy of Interior News

Minister of FLNRORD, Doug Donaldson, announced that Community Forests in British Columbia are eligible for a 10% tenure expansion, where available. He announced the new policy at the BC Community Forest Association Meeting in Burns Lake, May 28, 2018. For more information, the press release is here.

BC Flood and Fire Review Released

Harrop Creek Fire from Nelson, photo courtesy of BCTV online

The BC Flood and Fire Review report has been released. After extensive engagement, Chief Chapman and George Abbot delivered 109 recommendations to the Province to improve fire management and response across the spectrum of wildfire management: forest management, emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

You can view the report here.


CBWN Summer Mapping Program

Summer Mapping Program Groups for 2018

Arrow Lakes Environment Stewardship Society: Box Lake Wetland Modelling for Communication

Columbia Shuswap Invasives: Mapping the Bullfrog: Potential Routes of Entry

Columbia Lake Stewardship Society: Lakeshore Levels, Lake Hydrology and Aquatic Health

Living Lakes Canada: Update of the Flathead River Biomonitoring Program

Our March 29th Webinar 'Mapping Your Watershed with the CBWN Mapping Program" is available to view to learn more about the potential for geographic information systems, and how to participate in this program.


Many thanks to our project partner, the Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre, and to Columbia Basin Trust for their support of this program. The Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre at Selkirk College and the Columbia Basin Watershed Network have been working together to assist CBWN members with their mapping needs since 2008. Many of our members go beyond the basic Summer Mapping Program to continue to explore how they can use geographic information systems in their work.

For more information, please visit our Mapping Program page on our website.


June 16-17, and June 30-July 1
Lakewater Instructor Level 1
Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network

June 21-22, 2018
Watershed Systems I
Selkirk College
Silver King Campus and Field, Nelson BC

June 18, 2018
West Kootenay Watersheds Forum
email westkootenaywatersheds (at) for more information
North Shore Hall, Nelson BC

June 21-22. 2018
Wetland Classification
Columbia Mountains Institute
Revelstoke, BC

June 26 - 28
Wildfire and Climate Change Conference
SifCo, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development

July 9-10, 2018
Graphic Facilitation Workshop (for working with groups!!)
Rossland BC

See our Events page for more information and events.
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We are tremendously grateful to the Columbia Basin Trust for all their support of watershed stewardship including this newsletter


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