Our resources include:
Detailed Maps and Reports
SHIM and Associated Maps – Collected by Project Watershed’s Technicians using GPS/GIS and a standardized assessment methodology called SHIM methods; these maps and reports document accurate watercourse and wetland locations, salmon and trout presence and habitat conditions. Digital copies of these maps can be found on our Maps and Reports page.
Research and Assessment Reports – The reports/results of our 2010 restoration, rehabilitation, research and assessment fisheries related studies on the Puntledge River Watershed and the K’omoks Estuary are available on-line. Additionally our Baynes Sound Foreshore Stewardship (2001-2002) Program materials are available at the Project Watershed office. The detailed maps and inventory of the Baynes Sound area provide information to facilitate the protection of sensitive stream, wetland, and foreshore habitats, through the application of local government bylaws and landowners’ voluntary stewardship commitments. Digital copies of these reports can be found on our Maps and Reports page.
Our mission is to provide a service for collection, storage, and dissemination of environmental information through digital and hardcopy maps in order to guide local government, community members, developers, industry and environmental groups in better decision making for environmental use and stewardship. Contact Caila Holbrook, our Mapping Coordinator.
Mapping and Inventory: TMC will apply its GPS/GIS experience and capabilities in the development of habitat inventory methodologies, databases and data dictionaries as needed. Our combined GPS/GIS capabilities facilitate accurate and clear presentation of spatial data.
GPS: Our technicians are experienced and knowledgeable in applying GPS data collection to assessments of stream, wetland and shoreline habitats. Our staff hold certification in GPS field data collection as well as data processing and management.
GIS: TMC will also provide GIS services. Field collected GPS data, PurView derived airphoto interpretations and other acquired data such as orthophotos, sensitive ecosystem information, and various watercourse datasets are integrated in a Geographic Information System (GIS) with other data to create specialized map products tailored to each of our client’s needs.
Training: Our staff and contractors will continue to offer many training opportunities within the Comox Valley community and beyond.
If not in use by The Mapping Centre staff or subcontractors, we may rent out the following equipment:
- Trimble Pathfinder and Geo XH
- Garmin hand-held GPS units
- Rangefinder 400 electronic distance measurer
- LCD Media Projector (Panasonic PTLC80)
- Streamkeeper Supplies (Aquatic habitat monitoring kits)
Contact Caila Holbrook, our Mapping Coordinator, to rent the items listed above.
Norma Morton Conservation Archives
Our conservation archives house reports and information pertaining to environmental issues within the Comox Valley. We have reports conducted by local governments, consultants and NGO’s some of which are not generally available. Visit the Library to see if we have the information you are looking for.
Containing contact information and brief descriptions of environmentally related Comox Valley NGO’s, industry and government agencies, this publication is intended to encourage communication between agencies, community groups, “green” businesses and concerned citizens. Follow the link to visit the Watershed Directory last updated in 2008.
General environmental information and relevant organization links:
Local Environmental & Streamkeepers Groups
- Brooklyn Creek Watershed Society
- Comox Valley Conservation Strategy
- Comox Valley Land Trust
- Comox Valley Water Watch
- Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards
- Morrison Creek Streamkeepers
- Tsolum River Restoration Society
Provincial / National Organizations
- BC Nature Federation of Naturalists
- BC Wildlife Federation
- Georgia Strait Alliance
- Ministry of Environment
- Pacific Salmon Foundation
- Pacific Streamkeepers Federation – The Streamkeepers Handbook and Modules
- Watershed Sentinel
Links for Teachers