Category Archives: discussion papers

Final discussion paper on riparian, wetland and floodplain management

The Stakeholder Advisory Group for the Kettle River Watershed Management Plan is releasing the last of several discussion papers leading up to the draft Watershed Management Plan this summer.

Stepping Back From the Water: Managing Wetlands, Riparian Areas and Floodplains in the Kettle River Watershed (pdf) outlines issues, strategies and actions related to wetlands, floodplains and riparian ecosystems, which are critical for maintaining watershed health and all of the benefits humans derive from it. The paper complements and builds on the ideas presented in all of the previous discussion papers, focusing particularly on issues along the water’s edge.

boundary creek

New discussion paper on water quality and source water protection

The Stakeholder Advisory Group for the Kettle River Watershed Management Plan is releasing the fourth of several discussion papers leading up to the draft Watershed Management Plan this summer.

Water Quality and Source Water Protection: Issues and Strategies in the Kettle River Watershed looks at current knowledge about water quality and source water issues and develops strategies and actions to safeguard human and ecosystem health in the  Kettle River and tributaries.

Spring run-off, Mt. Cochrane (Stacy Metcalf)
Spring run-off, Mt. Cochrane (Stacy Metcalf)

New discussion paper: Sustaining the Flow

Today the Stakeholder Advisory Group for the Kettle River Watershed Management Plan is pleased to share the third of several discussion papers leading up to the draft Watershed Management Plan this summer.

Titled “Sustaining the flow: managing water supply and demand to support ecosystem health and community needs,” this paper examines water supply issues, takes a fresh look at trends in low flows and future water supply and demand scenarios, and proposes strategies and actions to “sustain the flow” of water in the Kettle River and tributaries.

Reflections on Saddle Lake (Lorne Smithson)
Reflections on Saddle Lake (Lorne Smithson)

New discussion paper on watershed governance

Today the Stakeholder Advisory Group for the Kettle River Watershed Management Plan is pleased to share the second of several discussion papers leading up to the draft Watershed Management Plan in May.

Titled “Working Together: Growing our Capacity for Watershed Stewardship in the Kettle River Watershed,” this paper examines the need for better decision-making, stewardship, and management of water and related resources, and proposes steps towards implementation of the Watershed Management Plan.

Summer on the Kettle River (Photo: Graham Watt)