SeaSketch – Stakeholder Engagement

Cascade began developing an Outdoor Recreation Management Plan for the Fraser Valley Regional District.
SeaSketch ,  developed by the McClintock Lab at the Marine Science Institute at the University of California Santa Barbara, was used to collect Stakeholder input.

Wedgemount Lake Survey

Recently, Cascade conducted physical and biological surveys of Wedgemount Lake to determine its fish bearing status. This work was performed as part of the provincial/federal review process for a proposed Independent Power Project (IPP) on Wedgemount Creek.

Cascade staff, led by Candace shown to the left were flown in by helicopter and placed minnow traps around the lake to determine fish presence. In addition they also conducted a bathymetric survey and spot sampling to develop a depth profile, a temperature profile and to determine water chemistry and substrate composition. These surveys enabled us to map several aspects of the lake, learn more about this valuable local recreation spot, and determine that there are no fish in Wedgemount Lake.