Project Watershed’s Coastal Restoration Plan Now Available!
It’s here! Project Watershed’s Salish Sea North East Vancouver Island Salmon Highway (Nearshore Habitat) Coastal Restoration Plan is now available. This is a living document that will be adapted and added to as new data and information about the identified projects arise.
The Coastal Restoration Team has also recently produced a comprehensive citizen-science saltmarsh and eelgrass monitoring program. The monitoring program provides volunteers and community groups with all the information, materials and support necessary to help us monitor our restoration projects. Monitoring is a critical step in understanding the success of our restoration efforts. Stay tuned to our website for news about upcoming monitoring training opportunities.
Later this month we will be planting subtidal eelgrass at Miracle Beach. We will be looking for volunteers to help bundle and tie in the eelgrass in preparation for planting by SCUBA divers. A volunteer sign-up form will be available soon.
The Coastal Restoration Team has also been busy planning a salt marsh restoration project in the Fanny Bay area that will be happening later summer. Stay tuned for updates on this project!
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
Pre-European Contact there was a First Nation village located roughly where the present-day Courtenay Airpark is now. The village was called Kus-kus-sum and is the namesake for the present day Kus-kus-sum site. The term Kus-sum means slippery and Kus-kus-sum, means...
Forage Fish Surveying Summary
Wow 40 plus amazing, citizen scientists supported the forage fish project this season. They covered almost 30 beaches between Hornby Island, the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and Cortes Island.
Kus-kus-sum Project History
Below is an interactive timeline of the events regarding the gensis of Project Watershed's Kus-kus-sum Project. Hover over each salmon icon to learn more about what happened that year.Related Posts
Citizen Science Seal Monitoring for Kus-kus-sum
Your contribution is greatly appreciated, thank you for participating!Make a donation to celebrate a special someone and they receive a gift card.Welcome to our pinniped observation guide and data submission page! "Pinniped" is a Latin word meaning "fin-footed," and...
We got a first look at how a restored Kus-kus-sum will operate during storms and king tides this winter. It was exciting to see the high tides move over the steel wall and inundate the site.