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.
The Cowichan Watershed Board, Cowichan Tribes, and Halalt First Nation undertook field work in 2021 as the first year in a multi-year “Twinned Watersheds” project in the Chemainus and Koksilah Rivers on eastern Vancouver Island, where river flows now frequently fall too low to support the needs of salmon. This phase of the project gathered […]
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 […]
James Craig, BC Conservation Foundation, December 12 2014 This short video illustrates the type of landslide that can result on slopes that saturated as a result of heavy rainfall, and which are not stabilized by vegetation. In this instance, significant engineering and reconstruction at Stoltz Bluff a few years ago, included catchment ponds areas to […]