In memory of the legend Morgan Thorp

It is with great sadness we mourn his passing. His memory will live on in these woods and streams and in our hearts forever.

Photo: CWFS


The Central Westcoast Forest Society is a registered charity based on Vancouver Island, BC. The CWFS works with a variety of private and public sector partners restoring aquatic and forest ecosystems while providing educational and recreational opportunities.

Photo: Jeremy Koreski

Restoring Twin Rivers

Central Westcoast Forest Society is restoring Twin Rivers with the Toquaht Nation.

PLAY > Restoring the Atleo River Film

Central Westcoast Forest Society produced a film that gives an insightful look at what restoration means to people that depend on salmon.

Photo: CWFS Film Release

CWFS Team at Work

Members of the Central Westcoast Forest Society hard at work. Photos courtesy of Jeremy Koreski,

Photo: Jeremy Koreski

Read the Report

The 2013-2014 Kennedy Watershed Restoration Project Completion Report is finished and available to read or download from the website. Read about the restoration work that we completed last year!

CWFS Apparel For Sale

There is new CWFS apparel for sale! We have t-shirts, hoodies, baby onesies and hats with the CWFS salmon and bear icons. Check them out!

2014 Smolt Trap

In 2014, with the help of over 40 volunteers CWFS monitored the outmigration of juvenile salmonids as they leave their home in Lost Shoe Creek and head for their new life in the ocean.  Read all about it!