ALESS has initiated a mapping project for the Arrow Lakes area to address, over time, each of the water sheds that feed into Arrow Lakes. We will be focusing on three new water sheds this spring, Inonoaklin Creek, Eagle Creek and McDonald Creek. The first is important because of its relationship to the numerous water users and water wells in the Inonoaklin Valley. The second two are important fish spawning and habitat. We are happy to hear from the community if there are other watersheds that deserve our attention. Please contact us.
ALESS new program is to provide digital maps on our website, that can be updated in response to the needs of the community. This program will move from watershed to watershed as the focus of interest dictates, mapping the things that are most useful to the community. Currently we have maps of the watersheds above Burton, showing, among other things, land holdings and creek watersheds. These can be viewed on our website at https://arrowless.wordpress.com/resources/maps/
We have paper and digital maps of the area from Nakusp to Edgewood that were produced by Selkirk College/Columbia Basin Watershed Network 2017 mapping program. We also have 4 paper maps that cover the same area that were produced for us by FLNROD in 2018, showing forestry cut blocks. But maps, especially paper maps, become less useful over time, as landscapes change.