Cheri Ayers is a local fish biologist who grew up on the Koksilah River, and is now serving as the Fish Habitat and Flows Assessment Project Manager for the Twinned Watersheds project. She describes this important partnership effort to better understand climate and other impacts on fish habitats in the Koksilah and Chemainus Rivers so […]
Video: Salmon Mascot meets Plant People – Koksilah River
The Cowichan Watershed Board’s new Stth’aqwi’ (Chinook) salmon mascot will be visiting field scientists, planting crews, artists, and other watershed stewards throughout the summer to learn what they are doing and why it might give a wild fish hope for its future! Here is a little clip from Stth’aqwi’s first encounter with the Twinned Watersheds […]
Video: Why Fish Need Water
Cowichan Watershed Board’s Tim Kulchyski and Tom Rutherford answer common questions about the why, when, where and how much fish need water in the Cowichan/Koksilah watershed.
Video: Why Fish Need Trees
Tim, Tom and Heather explain why fish need trees to survive and thrive in coastal watersheds like the Cowichan-Koksilah (Eastern Vancouver Island, British Columbia), particularly with the added stress of climate change already apparent here. Featuring Indigenous fisheries biologist, Tim Kulchyski, Registered Professional Forester Heather Pritchard, and Executive Director of the Cowichan Watershed Board, Tom […]