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Documents

We will upload interesting and timely documents and articles here - visit often

Riparian Issues

Riparian Conflict - Private landowners have control over riparian health and government regulation does not do enough to protect a healthy and vibrant riparian zone. Because of this there are conflicts and in many places along the Tsolum and her tributaries we see poor to nonexistant riparian health. 
Download Riparian Conflict (RIVERSIDE CONFLICT ZONES.doc)

Enviromental Studies

Partners studying flooding in the Tsolum River - From the CV Echo March 29, 2011
Download Partners studying flooding in the Tsolum River (CV Echo - Mar 29, 2011 Flood study.pdf)
Why is the Tsolum flooding more than ever in history? - This article appeared after a tour of the watershed was completed by the partners.
Download Why is the Tsolum flooding more than ever in history? (CV Echo - Mar 29, 2011 Flood study.pdf)
Partners Commission Hydrology Study - A hydrology study comparing several VI watersheds to determine the cause of the two flood events of November 2009 and December 2010
Download Partners Commission Hydrology Study (20110729_Oakman_SR_Flood_Hydrology_Investigation_Study_Tsolum_%20River%20%281%29.pdf)

History

History of the Tsolum River Restoration Society - (MS Word document)
Download History of the Tsolum River Restoration Society (TRRS History.doc)

Wildlife Issues

Letter to Puntledge Hatchery re Seal Fencing - Rich Text version.  If you do not have MS Word, try this version.
Download Letter to Puntledge Hatchery re Seal Fencing (SealfenceLtr-2.rtf)

Land Use

Letter to Mayor Winchester & Council re Fields Sawmill site - Microsoft Word version.
Download Letter to Mayor Winchester & Council re Fields Sawmill site (LtrMayorandCFields.doc)
Comox Valley Land Trust Regional Conservation Strategy - Phase 1 Final Report
Download Comox Valley Land Trust Regional Conservation Strategy (land_trust_ph1report.pdf)
CAVI Partnership - Convening for Action on Vancouver Island - Water centric Land Use Planning leadership and education
Download CAVI Partnership (CVLT_About CAVI_Dec2010.pdf)
An introduction to our Biophysical Study - Click Here 
Download An introduction to our Biophysical Study ()
NWB Gaps Analysis Project - This document looks at the problems inherent in a multi-jurisdictional watershed. This analysis was done jointly by the City of Courtenay, The Comox Valley Regional District and the CV Conservation Strategy.

Download NWB Gaps Analysis Project (Millard_Piercy_Gaps_Analysis.pdf)

Rain Harvesting Project

Upper Tsolum Watershed Flow Augmentation Project - Final Report of the Pacific Salmon Foundation Community Salmon Program (CSP)
Download Upper Tsolum Watershed Flow Augmentation Project (CSPFinalTsoAugment.doc)
Flow Augmentation in the Tsolum Watershed - December 2007 report by Gooding Hydrology.
Download Flow Augmentation in the Tsolum Watershed (Tsolum-Augment-report-final.pdf)

Current Stock Data

2008 Stock Information - Pink Salmon 1953 - 2007
Download 2008 Stock Information (Pinksalmongraph07.pdf)

Current Newsletter

Winter 2011 Update Bulletin - Bringing you up to date and asking you to renew your membership. Membership matters when we go to apply for funding - please renew or join TODAY!
Download Winter 2011 Update Bulletin ()
Winter 2011 Update Bulletin -

Please click here to see the latest Newsletter

http://www.tsolumriver.org/newsletters/Winter2011Bulletin.pdf

Download Winter 2011 Update Bulletin ()
2013 Spring Bulletin - An update on activities on the Tsolum River. If you would like to receive this newsletter in the future please go to the "join us" page and fill out the form and sending it in to us. We produce newsletters 3 - 4 times each year. We do encourage you to join us by hitting the Canada Helps button on our home page and signing on for $5 or $10 or $20 per month or more. Monthly donations add up for us and allow more of our funds to go to on-the-ground projects.
Download 2013 Spring Bulletin (Spring2013Bulletin.pdf)

Past Newsletters

Fall 2007 Newsletter -
Download Fall 2007 Newsletter (Fall Newsltr.pdf)
Summer 2008 Newsletter -
Download Summer 2008 Newsletter (Summer08NewsletterTRRS-1.pdf)
Winter 09 bulletin -
Download Winter 09 bulletin (Winter09Bulletin.pdf)
Spring 2009 Bulletin - Spring 2009 Update Bulletin!
Download Spring 2009 Bulletin (Spring09Bulletin.pdf)
Spring 2009 Bulletin - Late Summer 2009 Newsletter
Download Spring 2009 Bulletin (LateSummer09Bulletin.pdf)

Group and Agency Contact Information

2008 Watershed Directory - Compiled and published by CV Project Watershed Society, this is the most up to date and complete listing of Valley-wide ENGO' agencies and companies involved in environmental work.
Download 2008 Watershed Directory (08Watershed DirectoryWebRevised.pdf)
CVLT Membership Form - Click here to download a CVLT membership Form
Download CVLT Membership Form (CVLTmembershipform.doc)

Submissions to Public Consultations

The TRRS Submission to the Office of the Auditor General -

 

Download The TRRS Submission to the Office of the Auditor General ()

Recovery Planning

2007 Tsolum River Augmentation Study - An exploration of possible water storage locations in the upper Tsolum River watershed
Download 2007 Tsolum River Augmentation Study (Tsolum Augment report final.pdf)
Introduction to Biophysical Report - This introduces the main limiting factors and begins the road to Recovery
Download Introduction to Biophysical Report ()
MPWS Focus Group Reports - A three-year process involving a real good cross-section of stakeholders. Much of what is recommended here is refected in NWB.
Download MPWS Focus Group Reports (PFG Phase III DRAFT Feb.2008.pdf)

Auditor General's Report

Auditor General's Report on Fish Habitat Protection -

This reports slams DFO! Click on link below...

http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/parl_cesd_200905_01_e_32511.html

Download Auditor General's Report on Fish Habitat Protection ()

Minesite

Executive Summary of the Minesite Reclamation Project - The booklet version of the Reclamation Plan designed by SRK
Download Executive Summary of the Minesite Reclamation Project (Executive Summary_Mt Wash_Final.pdf)
The full plan -

Click here

http://www.tsolumriver.org/pictures/DetailedDesignReport.pdf

Download The full plan ()
Latest Copper Levels Graph with Line Showing the Target Maximum Level - This graph was produced with the latest data received in July 2011. NOTE: all readings have now conformed to less than the target of 7 Parts per billion max.
Download Latest Copper Levels Graph with Line Showing the Target Maximum Level (CopperGraphwithTargetLine.doc)
Latest Graph with Trendline - Water Quality continues to improve in the Tsolum River. Ever since the cover was sealed in October of 2009 copper levels have continued to fall. We are seeing much of the year well below out 7 parts per billion target with only three points exceeded since 2009!
Download Latest Graph with Trendline (Spectacle Lake July 2012 trendline.doc)

VFApplicationDocs

Proposal - The Tsolum River Baseline Project is the first step in realizing a full ecological rrestoration program now that toxic copper pollution is under control for the first time in 44 years!
Download Proposal (TsolumBaselineProject.doc)
VF Budget for Baseline Project - This is the budget that will form project basis of the partnership with Vancouver Foundation, TD Friends of the Environment, Shell Environmental Fund, the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the TRRS, BCMoE, BCIT,  the River's Institute, local, provincial and federal government agencies and other local ENGO's including CV Project Watershed Sciety and the Mapping Centre.
Download VF Budget for Baseline Project (VFBudgetTsolumBaseline2012.xls)

Water Issues

Living Water Smart - The Province of BC's excellent Water Use Plan! Excellent concepts in this booklet have led to Water Act Renewal and communications with MoE this week (Aug 22, 2011) have confirmed water act renewal draft legislation has been slowed and will not be available until 2013.
Download Living Water Smart (livingwatersmart_book.pdf)
Watershed-Based Rainwater Management - An exciting new way of looking to rainfall for human water needs.
Download Watershed-Based Rainwater Management (WatershedModellingPrimer.pdf)
A Primer on Rainwater Management - We can solve many hydrological problems by manageing rainwater better. Remember, "storm water" is only about 5% of our annual rainfall and we have ever-changing Storm Water Management Plans but we have never considered rainfall as a resource.
Download A Primer on Rainwater Management (RainwaterPrimer.pdf)

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