The Columbia River Basin
The goal of the Biodiversity Atlas is to provide information critical to making good conservation-planning decisions.
The Atlas has been developed with geographic information system (GIS) technology to provide information on biodiversity and help people learn, understand, and make decisions. Biodiversity is defined in the Canadian Biodiversity Strategy as: "the variety of species and ecosystems on Earth and the ecological processes of which they are a part." Many people use the term interchangeably with nature—something which thrives in the Columbia River Basin. By using GIS, the Atlas offers visitors like you a unique and enlightening perspective on biodiversity in the area. Enjoy your visit!
Friends of Kootenay Lake — Citizen Science
Friends of Kootenay Lake are launching a citizen science program to monitor the health of Kootenay Lake. Read all about it on their site, here.
Citizen Science Reporting Tools
Find out how you can contribute to the Biodiversity Atlas through our new reporting tools.
New Mapping Interface
The maps component of the Biodiversity Atlas has been completly re-written, sporting a new simpler interface and better symbology.
Steering Committee News
Meet the Biodiversity Atlas Steering Committee.