Forage Fish Presentation March 17, 2022
This presentation is the culmination of research done by Project Watershed and others in the northern Salish Sea over the past three years. This project was made possible by generous funding from the BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund, the Pacific Salmon Foundation, and the Comox Valley Regional District. It was also made possible by the work and leadership of many community volunteers.
It is a free event. However, participants are required to register to receive the Zoom details.
PresentersMarch 17th, 2022
- Georgie Harrison – North Island CollegeBeatrice Proudfoot and Cliff Robinson – Fisheries and Oceans CanadaJacqueline Huard – University of British Columbia Nicola Houtman – University of VictoriaWill Duguid – University of Victoria Guardian Watchmen Team – K’ómoks First NationJennifer Sutherst and Virginia East – Project Watershed
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.