Foreshore Integrated Management Planning (FIMP — also known as Sensitive Habitat Inventory
Mapping or SHIM) is a methodology developed in partnership with Fisheries and Ocean Canada.
It maps shoreline habitats, assesses habitat value and establishes Shoreline Development
Guidelines to conserve ecosystems, support climate resiliency, protect species of
conservation concern and provide best management practices to decision-makers, stakeholders,
and shoreline property owners. Beginning in 2019, Living Lakes Canada entered a four-year
Contribution Agreement with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and their Canada Nature Fund
for Aquatic Species at Risk Program. The Project is reviewing and revising the FIMP
methodology and mapping (or re-mapping) 6-8 lakes in the Columbia Basin to assess the rate
of change in ecological and urban development parameters.
The Columbia Basin Water Hub
is one of the central places for the storage of water knowledge, including FIMP data.
Use the map below to discover and access data for lakes that have been studied following
the FIMP methodology, or go straight to the
FIMP section of the Columbia Basin Water Hub.