Small Lakes Management and Conservation Initiative

The Small Lakes Management and Conservation Initiative (SLMCI) was established in 2002 as a means to support small Lake projects aimed at developing and enhancing freshwater fisheries while protecting wild fish populations. The SLMCI resides with and is administered through the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC).

Funds are derived through angling licence fees. These funds are annually distributed among regional fisheries and FFSBC research offices through a proposal process with the allocation based on the priorities established by the provincial Small Lakes Committee. Supported projects may be regional or provincial in nature and include: stocked lake assessments, wild fisheries assessments, stock development and evaluation, small lakes management, development of new management tools, and angler use and preferences.