in Riparian Areas
Our stream work aims to improve juvenile summer rearing habitat for salmonids, creating spawning grounds and removing floating mats of invasive reed canary grass to rejuvenate our local streams.
We are currently restoring two local creeks: Glen Urquhart and Mallard. Both creeks flow into Dyke Slough on the north side of the K’ómoks Estuary, support salmonoids, and have been severely impacted by agricultural practices and upstream urban development.
It has been a productive year at Glen Urquhart. There is lots more to do but we are already seeing the fruits of our labour.
This fall we will be planting camas bulbs and Garry Oaks into our pilot Garry Oak meadow area, as well as harvesting willow stakes!
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.