Gravel Bar live staking project; planning ahead to September 2020
Many people have helped with the start of our massive gravel bar live staking projects. In 2018, we collected over 3,000 cuttings over three days. With these cuttings, we were able to plant a 0.3 ha gravel bar. Thanks to all who helped make this possible. In September 2019, we planted an additional 1.0 ha of gravel bars with financial assistance from the HCTF (Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation). We collected, stored, and planted approximately 14,000 willow cuttings over a ten day period. We are planning ahead to next year (2020) when we will plant an additional 0.5ha of gravel bars. If you are interested in bio-engineering methods, and want a chance to visit the more remote portions of the Tsolum watershed, contact us. us so we can add you to our data base. Thanks to DFO Recreational Fisheries for their donation for the 2018 project, and to HCTF for funding for 2019, 2020. and 2021.