Planning

05OJ Netley-Grassmere
05SB Willow Creek
05SC Icelandic River and Washow Bay Creek
05SD Fisher River

 
Box 1740
Gimli, Manitoba  R0C 1B0
Phone: 204-642-7578
Fax: 204-642-7581

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Planning

Integated Watershed Management Planning NEWS!

View the completed plan here: The Fisher River
 
 
Public Meetings were held at the following locations:
Fisher Branch Community Hall
Peguis Community Hall
Fisher River Cree Nation Community Hall
Dallas Red Rose Community Hall
Matheson Island Community Hall
 
 

The Willow Creek Integrated Watershed Management Plan
Review the Draft HERE
TELL US What you think!
 
The Willow Creek - Dennis Lake 
Conservation Incentive Program
 
All lands within the Willow Creek - Dennis Lake subwatershed are invited to participate.
 
Download the Information Package HERE (pdf 1.4mb)
Download the Expression of Interest Form HERE
(pdf 1.4mb)
 

 

 
Aquatic ecosystems – such as streams, rivers and lakes, supply water and food, assimilate wastes, offer a means of transportation, generate energy, provide habitat for many species, and offer recreational opportunities for people. By taking advantage of these services that our aquatic ecosystem provides, humans have changed patterns in flow, altered stream channels, introduced non-indigenous species and pollution, thereby diminishing the systems ability to provide these services that our society values.
 
Protecting aquatic ecosystems effectively is a challenge because these systems are subject to complex interactions with the surrounding landscape. The ‘watershed approach’ has been adopted by the EICD and the Province of Manitoba as a means of managing aquatic ecosystems. A watershed is an area of land which shares a common aquatic system. Integrated watershed management planning (IWMP) is a tool used to balance the needs of society with the need to protect the aquatic ecosystem.
 

What is a Watershed Plan?

A watershed plan is a document prepared by the watershed community that describes the actions needed over time to achieve a sustainable healthy watershed. An Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP) is a plan that incorporates all types of watershed issues, including such issues as source water protection, drainage and retention and development.

For more information about Integrated Watershed Management Plans, please visit: http://http://www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/iwmp/index.html
  
 
The EICD has completed IWMPs for subwatersheds 05SC and 05OJ. The IWMP for 05SB has been drafted and is now under review.  Meetings are just beginning for the 05SD IWMP. To find out more about your subwatershed, click on the map to the right.