Upcoming Webinars

No webinars currently scheduled! We look forward to hosting you next Spring!

Past CBWN Webinars


Healthy Communities, Economies and Ecosystems:

Advancing collaborative freshwater solutions in BC.

Coree Tull

Coree Tull and Megan Peloso

Wednesday April 25: 10am PST/11 MST

Coree Tull and Megan Peloso from the Canadian Freshwater Alliance discuss creative and equitable solutions that address our most complex water challenges, sustainable ways to fund this work, and opportunities to advance a local conversation on water governance in your community.

If your group is interested in working with the Our Water BC campaign, please fill out their survey. Megan and Coree may be able to help you with improving your groups’ communication and outcomes!

Coree Tull is the Organizing Director for the Freshwater Alliance, and brings over a decade of experience leading and specializing in issue-based and electoral campaigns to grow public awareness.

Megan Peloso

Megan Peloso is the BC Communications Lead for the Freshwater Alliance and brings a passion for creative and compelling communications with a successful track record of improving public awareness and facilitating robust discussion in local watersheds across B.C.



Sharing the Kettle:

The Kettle River Management Plan and Authority, from Idea to Implementation

Graham Watt and Roly Russell

Wednesday Apr 11: 10am PST/11 MST

Graham Watt Roly Russell, and Jessica Mace presented on the process of developing the Kettle River Watershed Management Plan, including stakeholder engagement and involvement. The Kettle River Watershed Management Plan was adopted by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, and now serves as a guiding document for the Kettle River Authority. The webinar will offer lessons to all of us seeking open, predictable and equitable ways to link upstream to downstream.

Graham Watt is a land use, watershed and environmental planner with extensive municipal and not-for-profit experience. He has developed and implemented projects involving land use and watershed analysis, stakeholder engagement, and developing watershed plans. He is currently Senior Planner, City of Grand Forks, and previously served as the Project Coordinator for the Kettle River Watershed Management Plan, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, and Basin Planner for the. North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance.


Roly Russell has been working for the last 15 years at the nexus of societal sustainability, decision-making, and ecology. His story includes time spent as researcher, farmer, and currently politician. His research experience covers such topics as decision-making under uncertainty, global drivers of happiness, and the ethics of value and nature. Currently, he lives lives on a small farm with his family in the Rural Grand Forks area, where he serves as the Electoral Area Director for the RDKB (and RDKB Board Chair) as well as a director for the Grand Forks Credit Union.

Technology for Watershed Stewardship Non-profits

Tara Lynne Clapp

Tara Lynne Clapp, CBWN

Thursday Apr 5: 10am PST/11 MST

Emails getting you down?
Do you get the responses you need from volunteers and board members?

Is there a single cloud storage system that works best for volunteers and non-profits?

What are the pluses and minuses of online calling systems for non-profits in the Basin?

And is there a project management system that is easy enough for all your board members to use, and doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg?

Join us for a discussion of how these systems work for us here in the Basin. For this session, we will focus on file systems and engagement.

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Mapping Your Watershed with the CBWN Mapping Program

Richard Johnson and Tara Lynne Clapp

Thursday Mar 29, 10am PST/11 MST


Join us to learn about the whys and hows of mapping your watershed. Richard Johnson of the Columbia Basin Watershed Network will share his experience with the CBWN program as well as some DIY options. Learn how mapping can help you understand your own watershed better and engage with your community. Tara Lynne Clapp will be on hand to explain the CBWN Summer Mapping program, and answer any questions about the application process.

Come with your questions, we will have an open Q&A session. The CBWN Mapping Program applications are open until Friday April 13th, so you will be able to make your application for this year’s Summer Program.

The Columbia Basin Watershed Network and the Selkirk Geospatial Research Center at Selkirk College have been helping watershed stewardship groups map their watersheds in the Columbia Basin for over 10 years.

Please feel free to have a look at the CBWN website and Summer Mapping Program Application .

The maps that others have had done through this program are available for viewing at the SGRC website, Selkirk College.

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Wednesday November 15, 2017, 9:30 am Pacific / 10:30 am Mountain

Creating Sustainable Funding for Ecosystems and Watersheds



Rural communities are challenged to attract sustainable funding for conservation efforts, including supporting watershed protection and restoration. The first part of this webinar will focus on watersheds and opportunities for new partnerships that can bring new dollars to watershed protection through the recognition of common interests in quality of life, infrastructure, and basic needs. The second part of this webinar will focus on the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund, a tax-based fund for conservation that was the first of its kind in Canada, including why and how it was established and what accomplishments have been to date.



Juliet Craig, KCP

Juliet Craig, Kootenay Conservation Partnership

Juliet Craig is the Program Manager, Kootenay Conservation Program. She has an M.Sc. in ethnobotany and is a Registered Professional Biologist and Professional Agrologist. She works out of Nelson and has a broad range of conservation experience including invasive plant management, bat conservation, species at risk planning, and environmental education.





Tara Lynne Clapp, CBWN

Tara Lynne Clapp, Sr Manager, CBWN

Dr. Tara Lynne Clapp is the Senior Manager, Columbia Basin Watershed Network (CBWN) and Adjunct Professor, Great Plains IDEA Program, Iowa State University. She has PhD in Planning and Environment from the University of Southern California, and a Masters in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary. Through research, teaching and practice, she works with others towards collaborative and regional approaches to improving watershed decision-making.





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