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Docks can impede vegetation, water flow and fish migration.
Working together, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), the provincial Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB) and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) are improving the management of Shuswap Lake. By collaborating on the FSWP-funded Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (SLIPP), these agencies have reached a better understanding of each agency's role and ability to act.
One concrete result of this process is the effort to remove abandoned and derelict docks. Such structures can impede vegetation, water flow and fish migration, all impediments that can harm fish. CSRD undertook a foreshore mapping and photo inventory, also funded by FSWP, that identified the abandoned structures. ILMB will perform the removal work, and DFO will fund that work.