Kootenay Lake is one of the waterbodies CKISS is monitoring for zebra & quagga mussels. We want to protect the lake’s ecological, cultural and economic values from the harmful impacts of invasive mussels.
Invasive mussels can negatively affect biodiversity, species at risk, water quality, and recreation opportunities.
You can help prevent the introduction of invasive mussels by practicing to clean, drain and dry your watercraft and equipment. If you are transporting a watercraft in B.C. it is mandatory to stop at all watercraft inspection stations along your route. #ProtectOurWaters #CleanDrainDry
CKISS has received a Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation grant, with funding provided by the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. The Ministry has received support for Invasive Mussel monitoring from Fisheries and Oceans Canada through the Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk. Additional funding has also been provided by Columbia Power and FortisBC.