The River of Golden Dreams (ROGD) watershed encompasses approximately 48 square kilometers within the Whistler valley, with a variety of land uses (e.g., residential and commercial development, transportation infrastructure, recreational use, etc.) occurring within the watershed. The watershed resources contribute significantly to the area's economy by attracting visitors interested in fishing, swimming, canoeing and other recreational opportunities. In December 2001, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) developed a Watershed Management Plan (WMP) for the ROGD. This plan defines a vision “to protect and restore aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems from the pressures of land use and human activities within the watershed”. In working towards this vision, the WMP calls for increased information on baseline conditions and the detection of areas of concern – these will provide a foundation for effective mitigation. In 2002, the British Columbia Ministry of Environment (MOE) installed automated water quality mo
Fleming, S.W, Quilty, E.J.; Shead, Rod. 2005. Whistler Valley Water Quality Monitoring: Preliminary Assessment. BC Ministry of Environment
Keywords: River of Golden Dreams, ROGD, Whistler, RMOW
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