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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Toronto Star, Sun., Nov. 28, 2021 Even though chinook stocks have returned to historical levels, tribes still being limited to catching a total of 200 fish for ceremonial purposes. By Katharine Lake Berz North Saanich, B.C.—Larry George is working flat out helping his Cowichan Tribes community on Vancouver Island cope with devastating flood damage. The […]