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Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process

The Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (SLIPP) began in 2008 as a way to bring together communities, First Nations, and public agencies to ensure that the Shuswap watershed remains a great place to live, work, and play. It was launched in response to increased development, pollution entering the lakes, and conflicting demands on recreation resources.

SLIPP's Vision was Working together to sustain the health and prosperity of Shuswap and Mara Lakes. It had three goals that it worked toward:
1. Development that respects the environment as well as economic and social interests
2. Water quality that supports public and environmental health
3. Desirable recreation experiences that are safe and sustainable

In 2009, the planning process finalized the Strategic Plan for Shuswap and Mara Lakes. Then, in early 2011, local governments pledged $1 million to a SLIPP pilot project to implement the Plan. This included a three-year financial commitment from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the City of Salmon Arm, and a one-year financial commitment from the District of Sicamous. This funding was in addition to in-kind support from SLIPP agency partners. 

The SLIPP Pilot Project has ended

The pilot project to implement the Strategic Plan ran for three years, beginning on April 1st 2011. As of March 31st 2014, the SLIPP pilot project has ended.

SLIPP was a partnership program that coordinated and improved communication between different provincial and federal government agencies and local governments that each have their own legislation, bylaws and mandates to enforce on the lake. By working together, SLIPP gave life to proects that were beyond the capacity of any one agency. Read more about SLIPP's activities and achievements in the final report.

What's next?

Going forward, many of the partners in SLIPP are developing a program that will continue coordinated collaborative monitoring, reporting, and communications on the water quality in the Shuswap. To learn more about this developing program, please visit www.shuswapwater.com



Featured Articles

  • 2011-2013 Water Quality Summary

    In the spring of 2014, SLIPP released the 2011-2013 Water Quality Summary Report. This report highlights the findings of water monitoring across the watershed for the entire three-year SLIPP pilot...

  • SLIPP Final Report

    The SLIPP Pilot Project ended on March 31, 2014. The activities and achievements of the program that ran from April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2014 are summarized in the final report.  Download the report ...

SLIPP Announcements, Project Updates, and Media Releases

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SLIPP Final Report

The SLIPP Pilot Project ended on March 31, 2014. The activities and achievements of the program that ran from April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2014 are summarized in the final report.  Download the report here.

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Water Quality: Sources of Nutrients Report

In October 2013, following the completion of two and a half years of intensive water quality monitoring in the Shuswap, SLIPP undertook further work on water quality to better understand the sources of nutrients in Shuswap and Mara Lakes so...

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Recreation Management Plan

To ahieve its goal of safe and sustainable recreation, one of SLIPP's strategies has been to develop a Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for Shuswap, Little Shuswap, Mara and Adams Lakes. The process for developing an RMP began in early 2012,...

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CSRD approves up to $240,000 for development of new water quality program for the Shuswap

Re-posted from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District on December 11, 2013 An excerpt from the CSRD Board in Brief notes for December 6, 2013: Shuswap Watershed Water Quality Program Up to $240,000 was approved to fund the Shuswap Watershed Water Quality Program in...

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Media Release: SLIPP Steering Committee approves new Water Quality Program for Shuswap

posted on 6 December 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SLIPP Steering Committee approves new Water Quality Program for Shuswap At a meeting on December 4th, the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (SLIPP) Steering Committee approved the terms of reference for a new water quality...

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Recreation Management Plan: Backgrounder

A pamphlet that explains why a Recreation Management Plan (RMP) is being drafted for the Shuswap, what steps have led to its creation, and what the concerns are among recreationists in the Shuswap. The pamphlet also provides a snapshot of...

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