Tag Archives: East Kootenay Integrated Lake Management Partnership

The story of a once wild river

Collecting data on Lake Koocanusa By Heather Leschied From my viewpoint looking out over Lake Koocanusa, I can’t help but imagine this landscape; pre-Highway 3, pre-Libby Dam, pre-flood. A wild river called the Kootenay. A river allowed to travel its … > Read More

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Celebrating water and a local water hero

As Canadians celebrated Canada Water Week last week, and the world celebrated World Water Day, here at home, a Kootenay resident was also celebrated. Nelson’s Heather Leschied—program manager for Wildsight’s Living Lakes Canada water team, one of the founders of … > Read More

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LWA bolstered by Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund

Because of a myriad of pressures on Lake Windermere from development and recreational use, the health of the waterway remains a concern for all residents, visitors and relevant government agencies. Recognizing the need for updated scientific findings and study on … > Read More

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Rosen Lake most disturbed in region

Thanks to the most shoreline disturbance, Rosen Lake at Jaffray is the most disturbed lake in the East Kootenay. Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) directors August 3 received a report from Heather Leschied of the East Kootenay Integrated Lake … > Read More

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