CBWN  Columbia Connector
 April 2017 
CBWN Spring Webinars

Coming Next Week!

Engaging the Private Sector in Watershed Restoration 

Tuesday April 18th, 10:30-11:30 Pacific/11:30-12:30 Mountain
Todd Reeve 
CEO, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Todd Reeve, BEF 
How can we engage the private sector in watershed restoration? In this webinar, we will hear from an innovator in the field of sustainable private sector funding for community based watershed restoration. In developing the first 10-year Model Watershed Restoration program, he also developed the first BEF's Water Restoration Certificate ®
(WRCs) Program, and is currently working nationally on corporate sustainability. Todd will relate his experiences and discuss the opportunities and challenges particularly for the context of rural watersheds. 
See the CBWN website for Todd Reeve's biographical statement. 
Register here for  Water Restoration and Corporate Funding: Engaging the Private Sector in Watershed Restoration.


Dr. Martin Carver
Aqua Environmental 
Coming in May...
Understanding Basin Water Resources
with Dr. Martin Carver

Webinar and live cast at Spring Meeting. 

More information here.

Big thank you to our CBWN Webinar Guests and our enthusiastic participants

Richard Johnson for Understanding Your Water Quality Report

Kathy Eichenberger for Columbia River Treaty Update  

& Gerry Nellestijn and our very own Tara-Lynne Clapp for Sustainable Funding for Watershed Health: Theory and Practice

Our Events page on our website lists webinars of interest to members, check back often!


Save the Date
CBWN Member Meeting, Fall 2015, Photo by Louis Bockner
Join Us!
CBWN Spring Member Meeting & AGM
May 27, 2017 
College of the Rockies, Cranbrook
Room 187/188, Kootenay Centre
Agenda to include:
  • Results from CBWN Member Survey (please complete survey by 15th May - here.)
  • Sustainable funding for watershed stewardship: partnerships, sources of value, sources of funding
  • Presentation and live cast webinar and group discussion of Understanding Basin Water Resources, the recent CBT report by Dr. Martin Carver.
  • First Annual AGM of the Columbia Basin Watershed Network Society!
Register for the CBWN Spring Member Meeting & AGM  here.

Can't attend in person? 
Register for our live stream webcast, and/or attend the AGM on your computer. Register for the webcast here. 

Thanks to our sponsors:
Living Lakes Canada, Flathead Biomonitoring Project , Photo by Raegan Mallinson
CBWN Member Survey

We would like to hear from all our members and partners about how we are doing, and what you would like to see for next year.

Have a say in how the network can enhance your water work in the basin.
Find the survey 

CBWN Members, Mapping and Data
CBWN/SGRC Mapping Program
GIS Mapping layers

Get your Summer 2017 Mapping Program Applications in!

Deadline April 15.

Since 2008, the Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC) of Selkirk College has been collaborating with the Watershed Network and its members on watershed mapping.

CBWN Member groups may apply for mapping support through the program. CBWN members work with SGRC staff to select projects based on promise of usefulness, breadth of impact and high potential for involvement and communication. Special consideration is given to groups that have not had mapping projects done with us before. 

Please find the online applications to the Summer Mapping program  here . For more information on CBWN mapping programs and assistance, please see our  website .
For examples of what other groups have done through the program, please visit the SGRC/CBWN maps here.

We are happy to help you develop your mapping ideas. Please contact us with questions.

This program o
ffered in partnership with Selkirk College, Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre
with the support of the Water and Environment Program of Columbia Basin Trust

Summer 2017 Mapping Applications Due April 15!

Living Lakes Canada, NALMS 2016, LakeKeeper Workshop, Photo by Heather Leschied
Nominate someone today for the 

The CBWN wants to celebrate member achievements in citizen science, watershed education and habitat stewardship.

Do you have a hero in your watershed?

Aquatic Invasive Species News

Invasive mussel prevention leads to new watercraft rules in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Canada Announcement March 30, 2017

Parks Canada is protecting Waterton Lakes National Park's aquatic environment from invasive mussels by prohibiting the use of power boats and trailer-launched watercraft in the park.
Invasive mussels were detected in Montana less than a half-day's drive from Waterton - in the fall of 2016.
Waterton National Park, Photo by Sarah Moss

Invasive mussels pose a significant and irreversible threat to the park. Visitors can still use human-powered watercraft, such as canoes, kayaks and paddleboards in the park, after completing a mandatory self-inspection form.
Although the decision will remove an activity that has been part of the Waterton experience for decades, it is necessary given the serious threat to the park's lakes, rivers and streams and downstream resources.
It is critical that Parks Canada take this action now to minimize the risk posed by invasive mussel contamination. Once invasive mussels are introduced, they are impossible to eradicate and their effects are irreversible. By working together we can help protect our waters.

For more information  click here.

 News from the Columbia Basin Bulletin:

Corps Issues Documents Allowing Cost-Share In Effort To Prevent Invasive Mussels In Basin 

Montana Releases Map Showing Streams Testing Positive For Fish-Kill Parasite 

Volunteer Opportunities - Regional Invasive Committee's
North of Revelstoke: Northwest Invasive Plants Council
Reporting Invasive Species 
For reporting information, contact your regional group, Invasive Species Council of BC or use the phone numbers and contacts on our website.
Funding Opportunities 

 April 30,  Patagonia Environmental Grants

May 16, Public Conservation Assistance Fund

CBT Small Grants are currently accepting applications. There will be no Spring Environmental Grant intake. 


April 16 , GOLDEN- Wildsight Golden, Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey. More information here 

April 18, 

April 25 , CRANBROOK - Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology, Annual General Meeting & Networking Social. More information here.

April 25, CRANBROOK- Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Turtle Day. More information here.

May 13, TRAIL - Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Critter Day. More information  
May 27 , CRANBROOK - Columbia Basin Watershed Network Spring Meeting & AGM. Register here. 

Check out CBEEN's  webinar series

See our  Events page for more information and events.

Have an event coming up? Let us post your next event on our website and newsletter, please
CBWN Member News

Job Postings

Columbia Headwaters Associate, Yellowstone to Yukon, NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. More information here.

Wild Voices Program Manager, Columbia Basin Environment Education Network, COLUMBIA BASIN. More information here. 

GIS Technician, Maple Leaf Forestry, CRANBROOK. More information here.

Please see our CBWN Member News  page for these stories and more...
Send us your news updates, events or job postings!