Salmon Sister Salmon Brother Video
Comox Valley Project Watershed Society in collaboration with K’omoks First Nations and various concerned members of our community continue to work on the restoration and preservation of the K’omoks estuary. Joanna Finch, Methuselah Dance Troupe and Pod Creative created this video to support and honor that work.
“This video highlights the diversity and depth of support for our work, much of which is geared towards the protection and restoration of salmon habitat.” commented Paul Horgen. He went on to say “Wide spread community support will be necessary to tackle some of our large scale restoration projects such as turning Fields Sawmill site into Kus Kus Sum Park.“
You can show your support for our work by posting pictures and comments to social media channels. Please use the hashtags #projectwatershed, #keepingitliving and if you are talking about Kus Kus Sum #kuskussum. You can also volunteer, donate or sign up for our newsletter. Thanks for Keeping It Living!
Earthworks Continue at Kus-kus-sum
While the Kus-kus-sum site is already beginning to come into its own, there is still much work to be done. Just over one third of the area was recontoured and planted last year in 2022. Project Watershed aims to recontour and replant the remainder of the site this summer and fall, if funding allows. The key works you will see on site this year include recontouring and regrading, habitat complexing, and native species planting.
Kus-kus-sum Restoration Overview
The restoration will occur in 3 phases. Click below to read more about each phase and scroll down to see a visual representation of the site features found on the restored Kus-kus-sum site. During Phase...
Forage Fish Map
Project Watershed has been surveying beaches for the presence of forage fish and forage fish eggs. The location of the beaches we surveyed last season are shown below. You can hover over each location to see if eggs were found.
Forage Fish Spring Forum April 26
Announcing the 2023 Virtual BC Forage Fish Monitoring Network Spring Forum! This event is an opportunity for all those interested in the conservation of forage fish in British Columbia to come together and learn about the latest research and updates.
The Importance of Estuarine Environments for Pacific Salmon
Fish monitoring at Hollyhock flats will be starting this summer! We’ve summarized a scientific article explaining what kinds of habitat are important to salmonids.
Kus-kus-sum Site History
A short history of the Kus-kus-sum site from pre-European contact to the present day.