GNF - Members of the Living Lakes Network Canada

Members of the Living Lakes Network Canada


Current Members

Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation was founded in 1998 with the goals of protecting and restoring Lake Huron''s coastal environment and promoting a healthy coastal ecosystem. As one of the Great Lakes, Lake Huron is part of the largest freshwater assemblage in the world. The coastline of the lake possesses some of the rarest ecosystems in Canada, including freshwater dunes, alvars, and coastal fens.

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Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

The Skeena watershed represents one of the world''s most intact freshwater to marine ecosystems. A priority watershed for global conservation strategies on wild Pacific salmon, and because the upper Skeena is unroaded, it does not suffer the loss of connectivity between seasonal habitats.  As a result, a spectacular abundance of wildlife, such as stone sheep, grizzly bear, wolverine, wolf, and woodland caribou are safeguarded within the upper Skeena.

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Keepers of the Athabasca

The Keepers of the Athabasca are First Nations, Métis, environmental groups, and watershed citizens working together for the protection of water, land and air and thus for all living things today and tomorrow in the Athabasca River and Lake Watershed. They work to unite the peoples of the Athabasca River and Lake Watershed to secure and protect water and watershed lands for ecological, social, cultural and community health and well-being.

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Wildsight works locally, regionally and globally to protect and encourage sustainable communities in Canada’s Columbia and southern Rocky Mountain region. The Water Stewardship program focuses on the headwaters of the Columbia River, which includes the Columbia Wetlands, a 180 km long piece of the Pacific Flyway and one of the longest in tact wetlands in North America. The Columbia Headwaters are located in a region that is so hydrologically important, it is recognized as the water towers of North America, providing source water to the Arctic, Pacific, and Hudson Bay watersheds.

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Lake Winnipeg Foundation

Lake Winnipeg’s watershed is almost 1 million square kilometers. When measured by surface area it is the 10th largest lake in the world. 7 million people live in the watershed, which is also surrounded by millions of acres of productive farmland. Agricultural runoff drains into the lake causing significant nutrient enrichment problems that have lead to toxic algal blooms. The Lake Winnipeg Foundation recognizes that the solutions to Lake Winnipeg’s problems reside in the watershed. They asses, manage, and find funding to support short and long-term projects that compliment their mission and contribute to the rehabilitation and protection of Lake Winnipeg, its wetlands, and the watershed.

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Current stewardship partners

BC Lake Stewardship Society

The BC Lake Stewardship Society acts as a resource, communication, and information network among scientists, environmental professionals, lakeshore residents, the general public, First Nations, and government agencies in order to preserve, protect, and restore lakes in British Columbia. The BC Lake Stewardship Society runs the BC Lake Stewardship & Monitoring Program, delivers LakeKeepers training programs, and assists member groups by assessing water quality data and developing lake-specific reports.

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Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations

The Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations has played a key role in ensuring a healthy future for waterfront Ontario since 1963. Ontario borders on 4 of 5 of the Great lakes, and is blessed with over 250,000 inland lakes. FOCA promotes sustainable waterfront communities by encouraging positive environmental stewardship, supporting strong community leadership, and through promoting fair and equitable public policy. FOCA represents 500 cottagers’ associations across Ontario.

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Nature Canada

Nature Canada protects and conserves wildlife habitats in Canada by engaging people and advocating on behalf of nature. Nature Canada effects change on issues of national significance, including bird conservation, wilderness protection, endangered species and connecting people to nature.  Through conservation work, Nature Canada supports on-the-ground, community-based efforts to protect animals, plants and habitat for future generations, support effective laws and policies that protect endangered species, and encourage the development of an effective network of parks and protected areas.

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Freshwater Future

Freshwater Future works to ensure the healthy future of waters in the Great Lakes region. As the only watershed-wide organization dedicated solely to supporting the needs of community-based groups and actions working to protect and restore Great Lakes land and water resources, Freshwater Future is able to help protect and restore the Great Lakes like no other organization. They have helped thousands of community-based groups and individuals for over fifteen years through grants, locally targeted resource toolkits, training, as well as planning and strategy consulting assistance.

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