The Cowichan Watershed Board is pleased to resume its monthly Speaker Series in collaboration with VIU Cowichan Campus with an informative evening about Safeguarding Xpey’/Cedar. Central to local culture and ecosystems for millennia, this tree, called XPey’ by the Quw’utsun indigenous people, is under stress in our watershed. Learn why, and what Quw’utsun elders, tree […]
Video: Interview with Elodie Roger about Riparian Zones
Elodie tells us about the ‘terrestrial’ or land part of riparian ecosystems that are also important for fish habitat, and her work with the Twinned Watersheds Project in the Koksilah and Chemainus Rivers, 2021.
Developing a Water Use Plan for the Cowichan Watershed
The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), Cowichan Tribes, the Cowichan Watershed Board, and Catalyst Paper have partnered together to initiate a community planning process that will explore future water use needs alongside a range of different potential water supply and storage options. The goal is to seek agreement on a long-term solution to better ensure water […]
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.
Twinned Watershed Project: Executive Summary – Koksilah River Environmental Flow Assessment
Water holds a prominent place in culture, science, policy, community values and recreational pursuits. Yet, it remains undervalued in comparison to the role that it plays in society and in the cycle of life in the Cowichan Valley, British Columbia. To explore the importance of water in the Xwulqw’selu Sto’lo (Koksilah River), an Environmental Flow […]