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...
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.
A new paper and model assessing intertidal beach habitat for Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes personatus) in the Salish Sea has just been released!
Project Watershed is hiring a Restoration and Research Lead! Our organization is looking for an enthusiastic leader to help us grow and manage our restoration projects and applied research. Our team and organization are currently in an era of growth and we’re looking for someone with a growth mindset to join our team and expand our capacity.
Glen Urquhart Creek flows into Dyke Slough on the north side of the K’ómoks Estuary. It supports salmonids at present, but available spawning and rearing habitat are very limited because it has been severely impacted by agricultural practices and upstream urban development.
Last month, Project Watershed and a few of our amazing volunteers once again participated in The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a national conservation initiative that is now one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada. Between September 24 and 25, we cleaned 27.5 km of shoreline spanning 10 popular beaches from Little River Ferry to Royston Seaside Trail (Royston Wrecks).
Declining salmon runs, starving sea lions and orcas, shrinking seabird communities; a collapsing pacific marine food web is what we face if the forage fish stocks and habitats are depleted along British Columbia’s coasts.
Over the summer Comox Valley Project Watershed Society working with Leighton Contracting Ltd., a K’ómoks Economic Development Corporation joint venture partner, began the process of regrading the Kus-kus-sum site to natural streamside elevations.
Only two tasks on the list for Renée this week: working on a solarization experiment and on a new citizen science program.
Technician Tuesday is starting again! Each Tuesday through July and August, we will post a short write-up outlining what our two field technicians have been up to.