Olive, Kaufmann, and Talc Lakes Aquatics Restoration

Parks Canada proposes to remove non-native fish species from Olive, Kaufmann and Talc Lakes in Kootenay National Park and to reintroduce Westslope cutthroat trout to Olive Lake where they were historically present. This proposal considers fish translocation from source populations and long-term monitoring to ensure a self-sustaining population is established in Olive Lake. This aquatics restoration program will occur over a period of six years (2024 to 2030).

Scope: The Detailed Impact Assessment will assess the impacts of removing non-native fish and reintroduction of native Westslope cutthroat trout on the Park's ecological integrity, cultural resources, species at risk, and visitor experience values. The valued components to be assessed include: water quality, fish and fish habitat, aquatic invertebrates and fauna, wildlife, cultural resources, vegetation, and visitor experience. Through engagement, it will additionally assess the implications of the proposal on values of importance to Indigenous peoples.



Latest update

June 26, 2024 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from May 27 to June 26, 2024 - May 27, 2024


Kootenay National Park
P.O. Box 220
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia V0A 1M0
Email: noelle.summers@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Kootenay National Park of Canada (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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...within 200 kilometres
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