Forage Fish Spring Forum April 26
Join us on Wednesday, April 26th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Zoom. The event will feature keynote speakers who have used data collected by Project Watershed Citizen Scientists in their research, including Jacqueline Huard, who used our data to develop the Intertidal Habitat Suitability Model.
The forum will include door prizes, annual awards, and presentations on new research findings. From 7-8pm, three scientists will discuss recent forage fish research, followed by updates from active BCFFMN conservation members from 8-9pm.
Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Register now to connect with fellow conservationists and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in forage fish research and conservation efforts in British Columbia.
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.
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.
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.