In 2013, the Elk River Alliance formed a partnership with local aquatic scientists and experts in GIS analysis to complete a first step in reporting on an aspect of watershed health, the Elk River valley bottom assessment. Using 2011 and 2012 orthophotos and lidar images between Elkford and Elko, the study assesses the current land cover identifying the current habitat available important for fish, wildlife and watershed function by quantifying the extent of natural and disturbed areas.
This report outlines the results of the monitoring efforts of the ERA board, staff and Streamkeeper volunteers since the spring of 2011. It is written with the goal of sharing information and supporting the public’s right to know about their water quality. The data is presented in a succinct format in order to be accessible to a broad range of individuals, ranging from interested citizens to civic leaders and biologists.
This document is the first attempt in B.C. to collate the perspectives of the 230 non-profit, non-governmental organizations working to protect lakes, rivers, shorelines and other water resources in B.C. This report is an attempt to understand the collective vision of these groups and their needs.
Presentation, notes and questions answered by Stella Swanson, former Chair of the Elk Valley Strategic Advisory Panel on Selenium Management. She presented information about selenium and facilitated questions and answers.
The Strategic Advisory Panel on Selenium Management released its plan for selenium management. Use this link to Teck's website to download a copy of the report at the bottom of the page. Get more information, and keep up-to-date with the latest selenium management strategies.