The Columbia Basin Watershed Network provides linkages between member groups through the following services and support. Contact our Senior Manager at cbwn.coordinator (at) to discuss opportunities for collaboration and peer-to-peer learning.

Getting started?

Want to learn how to get active in protecting the health of watersheds? Email our Senior Manager at cbwn.coordinator (at) to help you clarify your goals, find other groups, projects or watersheds similar to yours and find out what might work for you!

Project Resources

Have a specific project you need funded? Check out our Grants database for funding source ideas. Looking for mapping assistance? See our Mapping Support page.

Letters of Support

We may provide Letters of Support for a grant application provided the following conditions apply. We appreciate two weeks advance notice.

  1. Proponent is a CBWN individual or group member.
  2. Project supports a water stewardship ethic by sharing knowledge, building skills, and/or facilitating community action in the Columbia Basin.
  3. Project is not a direct activism activity.
  4. Project strives to meet CBWN watershed priorities and concerns.
  5. Project is not in conflict and/or detrimental to other projects proposed by CBWN partners or members

Training Needs?

The CBWN offers webinars, workshops, and helps to meet training needs for watershed groups across the Basin. We also work help spread the word about other training opportunities! Let us know about your training needs, so we may link you with other groups with equivalent training needs or resources!

Member events

2018 CBWN Spring Meeting & AGM

Watershed Stewardship: working together for water

The CBWN Spring Meeting and Second Annual AGM took place Apr 20, 2018 in Creston, BC. To view the Meeting notes and AGM minutes, please click here.

2017 Fall Member Meeting

September 23, 2017, Nelson

Regional approaches to drinking water in Newfoundland, Vincent Chiref and Kelly Vodden, Memorial

CBWN Member group updates Watersheds, Andrew Gage, West Coast Environmental Law

Professional Reliance and Environmental Regulation in British Columbia: Expert opinion and policy decisions: Review of Haddock 2017

Click here for report.

2017 Spring Member Meeting & AGM

May 27, 2017 College of the Rockies, Cranbrook

CBWN Member Meeting, Cranbrook. Photo: Louis Bockner

Sustainable funding for watershed stewardship: partnerships, sources of value, sources of funding

Presentation, live cast and group discussion of Understanding Basin Water Resources, CBT report by Dr. Martin Carver

Summary_Spring Member2017_CBWN  

View the speaker presentations here.

1. Welcome by Marty Williams, Ktunaxa Nation
2. Member Survey Results, by Tara Lynne Clapp, CBWN
3. Panel on Sustainable Funding for Watershed Stewardship
a. Jon Souder, Oregon State
b. Gerry Wilke, RDEK and Juliet Craig, KCP Local Conservation Funds
c. Stella Swanson, Elk River Alliance, Elk Valley Flood Strategy
4. Understanding Basin Water Resources with Dr. Martin Carver
5. Community Based Water Monitoring with Kat Hartwig

2016 Fall Workshop Series

Kootenay Lake Summit at the Ashram, October 22, Photo from Friends of Kootenay Lake.

In 2016, the CBWN offered a series of workshops to help members build their strengths and to identify opportunities for collaboration with other watershed groups. We worked with groups in each area to develop the agendas:

Nakusp, October 7

With Arrow Lakes Environmental Society, the Nakusp and Area Watershed Stewardship Society, and the SWAMP program.

Click here for Report

Kootenay Lake Region, October 22

With Friends of Kootenay Lake, Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers, Creston Valley Trails, East Shore Trail and Bike, and the East Shore Freshwater Habitat Society. Kootenay Lake Partnership gave a presentation as well.

Click here for Report.

East Kootenay/Elk Region, October 29

With Columbia Basin Water Quality Monitoring Program and Mainstreams Environmental Society.

Click here for report.