Group calls on city to help improve Nechako watershed

A group devoted to keeping the Nechako watershed healthy is calling on the city to help with a long-term strategy.

On Monday, the Fraser Basin Council is presenting to Prince George city council about the Nechako Watershed Roundtable's efforts to promote a healthy local watershed and create a plan by October.

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It said the roundtable plans to develop "a comprehensive strategy" to improve the Nechako watershed, broken down into early to long-term actions. To do so, it needs buy-in from local government and is looking for input from Prince George, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake and First Nations.

"Effective stewardship of the Nechako Watershed today is critical for the health and wellbeing of future generations," wrote Theresa Fresco, assistant regional manager with the council.

But it faces "significant challenges including impacts of the mountain pine beetle epidemic and salvage logging, climate change, and diversion of water out of the Nechako watershed to name a few."

Some activities could be better coordinated and limited resources could be pooled more effectively, the council wrote.

The roundtable first met in October 2015 and emerged from the Nechako Watershed Alliance, formed in 2012, which brought together government, non-profit and First Nations groups.

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