The ALESS has been around for many years. We have been monitoring the water quality in Caribou, Snow and Burton (Trout) Creeks. We are currently monitoring MacDonald Creek. These data get submitted to Environment Canada, under their CABIN protocol and are available to the public. If you are interested in water quality please contact us (See contact page).

We are also interested in preserving and enhancing wetlands, and have done preliminary work on several. If you know of wetlands that have been damaged please let us know. We are organizing a group of societies, government & quasi-government agencies and First Nations that are working on mapping and preserving our wetlands. The intent is to have an independent collaborative with input from the above groups but, just as importantly, the local community to accomplish this. We need your help.

We will continue to publish on this site as we progress so please check back with us.

We have , with the support of Selkirk College and the Columbia Basin Watershed Network, produced several nice maps of our area. Below is a picture of one of them. It shows the different ecological zones of the area from Nakusp to Edgewood. The original is 34 inches by 44 inches.ALESSWS_BECfinal_tn