Upcoming Gravel Bar Live Staking Projects
In September 2019, large scale multi-year willow/poplar staking will begin, starting upstream and working downstream towards the Inland Island Highway. We will need volunteers to help collect willow cuttings for this ambitious project. Let us know if you are interested in helping.
Other Projects- Lower Tsolum
We are continuing to work with the K’omoks First Nation (KFN) to secure funding for the lower Tsolum gravel bar removal project. The project will focus on the protection of KFN land which contains archaeological sites of importance. The TRRS, partnering with the K’ómoks First Nation and supported by TimberWest, has applied for funding from the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund and Pacific Salmon Foundation to continue to address the lower Tsolum flooding issues.
Temperature Monitoring Study
In the summer of 2019 we are embarking on an extensive temperature monitoring study in the mid watershed in order to identify groundwater sources, to measure correlations between riparian status and instream temperature, and to compare current water temperatures to historical temperatures. An SFU Masters student candidate will be heading up the study design and reporting as part of a Masters thesis in Ecological Restoration.